Bugliosi again reached the Bestseller list with And the Sea Will Tell (1991) and OUTRAGE: The Five Reasons Why O.J. Simpson Got Away With Murder (1996). His most recent book is The Betrayal of America: How the Supreme Court Undermined the Constitution and Chose Our President (2001). In his Athenaeum address Bugliosi will draw from The Betrayal of America to argue that the December 12, 2000 ruling by the US Supreme Court, effectively handing the election to George W. Bush, was a betrayal and treasonous. Rather than acting as an impartial arbiter of the law, he says, the Court "committed the unpardonable sin of being a knowing surrogate for the Republican Party." The five conservative justices are "criminals in the very truest sense of the word," Bugliosi asserts. Declaring that a clear theft of the election occurred, he argues that although no statute specifically prohibits election theft, the action is malum in se (wrong in itself) and accordingly is criminal.
Please join us for what promises to be a provocative and stimulating discussion. Vincent Bugliosi's lecture is sponsored by the Kravis Leadership Institute. The dinner is available to CMC persons only. The lecture is open to all.