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Humanities in Action

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Judicial Commentator Elie Mystal Giving Loyola University Maryland’s Inaugural Humanities in Action Talk

The Constitution and the Right to Privacy”
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, at 6 p.m. in McGuire Hall

Mystal will discuss where and how constitutional scholars have found a right to privacy in the constitution and how it relates to abortion and other rights.

Known for writing about the law and politics, breaking down Supreme Court decisions and presenting up-to-the-minute coverage of Supreme Court confirmation battles, Mystal is the justice correspondent for The Nation, where he writes about politics and social and racial justice.

He also is a legal contributor to the More Perfect podcast on WNYC and a former executive editor of Above the Law – a website with about 2 million unique visitors. His first book, Allow Me To Retort – A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution was on the New York Times’ Best Seller list in April 2022.

Elie MystalIn addition to appearing regularly on MSNBC since 2018 (on All In With Chris Hayes, The Beat With Ari Melber, A.M. Joy with Joy Reid and Up with David Gura), Mystal has been a frequent guest on the Brian Lehrer Show, The Dean Obedallah Show and Signal Boost with Zerlina Maxwell & Jess McIntosh.

He’s also appeared on The Mike Huckabee Show, The Megyn Kelly Show and Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld, and done various appearances on CNBC and Fox Business about legal industry news. Mystal, who received his undergraduate degree in government from Harvard University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School, began his career as an attorney with Debevoise and Plimpton from 2003-2005.

A book signing with Mystal’s books available for purchase will immediately follow the talk.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

About the Series

Humanities in Action is a new limited event series sponsored by Loyola University Maryland's Center for the Humanities. The series invites scholars, artists, and public figures to campus to talk about timely issues of broad significance that affect what it means to be human in our society and the world.