Dean Recognized by Supreme Court Historical SocietyJune 16, 2008
Mathew D. Staver, Dean of Liberty University School of Law and Founder of Liberty Counsel, was recognized at the Supreme Court Historical Society’s annual meeting for his commitment to the Society’s Board of Trustees. Justice Anthony Kennedy presented him with a square marble paper weight hewn from the original marble used in the construction of the Supreme Court building.
In advance of its annual meeting, the Society hosted Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr. who lectured on the Court's 1922 decision Federal Baseball Club v. National League.
That same evening the Society held its annual banquet in the beautiful Grand Hall, the large marble interior hall between the entrance to the Court and the Court’s Chambers where the Justices hear oral arguments. Among the many dignitaries present were Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, Stephen Breyer, and Samuel Alito, Jr. Dean Staver and Anita Staver enjoyed the evening seated with Justice Scalia and his wife, Maureen. Following the banquet, the U.S. Army Chorus presented a medley of patriotic music, including Lee Greenwood’s God Bless the U.S.A. and the Battle Hymn of the Republic.
The Society, a private nonprofit organization, is committed to preserving the rich history of the Supreme Court of the United States. The Society accomplishes its mission by organizing educational series, supporting historical study, publishing articles for journals and electronic materials, and by collecting antiques and artifacts related to the Court's history. Each year, the Society presents a series of lectures by distinguished scholars focusing on a particular period of the Court's history.