The Supreme Court…a Zoom Discussion with Stephen McGarth Jan. 24

The Litchfield Historical Society has partnered with the League of Women’s Voters in Litchfield County to host a free Zoom presentation with Stephen McGarth on January 24 at 3 pm. Please sign up to join at and the link will be sent to you.

Speaker, Stephen McGrath will address President Trump’s appointments to the Supreme Court and discuss how these appointments might change the alliances on the Court, how they are likely to impact future decisions, and what these appointments mean for the elderly, women, and minorities.

The New York Times has recently said, “It’s normal for institutions to face challenges from events or from politicians who try to use them for their own purposes. When institutions survive a stress test, they may come out stronger or weaker.” Where we are heading now is what McGrath will try to clarify.

Steve McGrath, retired Adjunct Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University, taught courses in American history and European revolutions. Previously, he had been department head of History in the West Hartford and New Milford Public Schools. He is co-author of “The First Congregational Church of Woodbury, Connecticut: 350 Years of Faith, Fellowship, and Service.” McGrath has also published articles in The Connecticut History Review and the former Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin.

He and his wife were 18-year residents of Litchfield before their move to Avon in 2016. McGrath is past president of the Connecticut Committee for the Promotion of History and a past member of the Board of Trustees at the Litchfield Historical Society.

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