AWARD-WINNING journalist and legal commentator Dahlia Lithwick was keynote speaker at a National Council of Jewish Women-Essex County Section event on Nov. 3 at Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park. The contributing editor at Newsweek and a senior editor at Slate spoke about the Supreme Court to an audience of several hundred people.
The event was made possible through a donation by Ellen and Donald Legow of Livingston.
“The Supreme Court tries to be faithful to our Constitution while at the same time strives for justice,” said Lithwick, adding that, paradoxically, it is also partisan and political. “The Supreme Court is boring and wonky, but also magical and mystifying, and it matters so very much,” she said.
Also participating in the program was Janine Garubo Austin, managing partner at the Anthony Garubo Salon in Maplewood, which has donated time and talent to assist clients of the Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women.