Charles Fried, former U.S. solicitor general under President Ronald Reagan and a longtime law professor at Harvard University, will speak about the Supreme Court at the Chautauqua Institution on July 9 as part of the Robert H. Jackson Lecture Series.

The title of Fried’s lecture will be “Reason and Passion: The Contingent and the Timeless in Supreme Court Decision Making.”

A prolific author on topics of law and morality, Fried has written numerous books, most recently “Because it is Wrong: Torture, Privacy, and Presidential Power in the Age of Terror” (2010), which he wrote with his son Gregory.

The lecture will take place at 4 p.m. at the Institution’s Hall of Philosophy, The lecture is free of charge, but the Institution requires visitors to purchase a gate ticket to enter the grounds.

Information about purchasing gate tickets is available to the Institution’s website,