Published On: Wed, Sep 12th, 2018

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens to Speak in Boca Raton in October

By: Robert S Weinroth

The Institute for Learning in Retirement Inc, a non-profit lifelong learning program offering classes to the community for over 20 years, has announced a very special speaker will be featured at their program on Thursday October 4, 2018.

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens will be joined by Palm Beach Post columnist Frank Cerabino for an up close and personal conversation.

The program will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Boca Raton (2601 St Andrews Blvd Boca Raton FL 33434) at 2PM.

Justice Stevens served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1975 until his retirement in 2010.

In 1970, President Nixon appointed Justice Stevens to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. As an appellate judge, Justice Stevens established himself as an expert legal thinker. Five years later, he was elevated to Supreme Court when Justice William Douglas stepped down.

Although appointed by a republican, over time Justice Stevens emerged as a leader for the Court’s liberal wing.

When Justice Stevens retired on June 29, 2010 at age 90 he was the third-longest serving Justice in the Court’s history.

Since retiring he has written two books, Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution, and Five Chiefs: a Supreme Court Memoir. 

In 2014, Justice Stevens testified before a Senate Committee to criticize recent Supreme Court decisions that weakened spending limits in political campaigns. Even in retirement, Justice Stevens remains an active participant in the formation of Supreme Court decisions.

Admission to this special event is just $25.00 with all proceeds supporting ILIR programming. Tickets will be available at the door but to avoid disappointment, participants are urged to make an advance reservation by mailing a check to: ILIR, 21346 St Andrews Blvd Ste 142 Boca Raton FL 33433.

For further information, contact the ILIR at 561.883.0999 or via email at ILIRincInfo@att.net.

About the Author

- Robert Weinroth is a 26 year resident of Boca Raton where he is an attorney, businessman and former member of the City Council where he served for four years. Weinroth went to Boston’s Northeastern University where he earned a BSBA in Management. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor at New England School of Law. Weinroth, who is admitted to practice law in Florida, Massachusetts and New Jersey, served as president and general counsel of Freedom Medical Services INC (FREEDOMED®), an accredited medical supply company in Boca Raton. FREEDOMED® represented the realization of an entrepreneurial dream. Weinroth, and his wife Pamela operated the company for 16 years, eventually selling the business in 2016. Weinroth was elected president of two homeowners associations (Boca Falls HOA and Briarcliff at Woodfield Country Club HOA) and has served as a Board member of the Bay Winds HOA. He was also appointed to serve on the Safety & Security Committee at Woodfield Country Club HOA, its finance committee and the Club by-laws, long-range planning and finance committees. Weinroth takes great pride in his past work as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem for the 15 th Judicial Circuit, advocating for the needs of abused and neglected children deemed dependent by the Court. Weinroth has also served on the boards of two synagogues, most recently B’nai Torah Congregation where he served as Financial Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President and Chair of the Budget & Finance Committee. He was elected to the School Advisory Councils for Waters Edge Elementary and Olympic Heights High School and the Donna Klein Jewish Academy board. In 2014 Weinroth was elected to the Boca Raton City Council where he served as CRA Vice- chair and Deputy Mayor during his tenure. He was appointed to a number of county boards including the Boca Raton Airport authority, the Palm Tran Service Board, the Palm Beach transportation Planning Authority, the Treasure Coast Planning Council and was elected a board member of the Palm Beach County League of Cities.

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