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Justice & Injustice: Mary Hartnett and Dan Norland

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A conversation about the life and legal impact of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and about two men wrongfully detained in Guantanamo until a landmark Supreme Court decision paved their path to freedom.

Mary Hartnett, one of Justice Ginsburg’s authorized biographers and a co-author with Justice Ginsburg and Wendy W. Williams of My Own Words, will share anecdotes about the Justice’s life and discuss the ways in which her humanity, intellect, and tenacity have helped shape the legal landscape of modern-day America.

Dan Norland, who helped Lakhdar Boumediene and Mustafa Ait Idir share their story in Witnesses of the Unseen: Seven Years in Guantanamo, will talk about these men, their perseverance surviving brutal conditions for the years it took to win the landmark Supreme Court case Boumediene v. Bush and establish their innocence, and their remarkable kindness and good nature despite everything they’ve been through.

Mary Hartnett is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law and an Advisory Board Member of the Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program. Professor Hartnett has a special interest in international women’s rights issues, having lived in Bahrain, Norway, Russia, Ireland, Latvia, Uzbekistan, and Georgia, and is the 2009 recipient of the American Bar Association’s Rasmussen Award for the Advancement of Women in International Law.

Dan Norland is a high school History and Government teacher at La Jolla Country Day School and a former attorney at WilmerHale, which represented the petitioners in Boumediene v. Bush. Together with Kate List and Jeff Rose, he helped Lakhdar Boumediene and Mustafa Ait Idir write Witnesses of the Unseen: Seven Years in Guantanamo.

600 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002 

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