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We the People: Book Talk with Dean Chemerinsky

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm

The American Constitution Society at Berkeley Law (ACS) presents a book talk with Dean Erwin Chemerinsky. Dean Chemerinsky will be speaking about his most recent book We the People: A Progressive Reading of the Constitution for the Twenty-First Century. 

Food will be provided! 

We the People lays out a compelling framework for progressives to read the Constitution. Dean Chemerinsky argues: “Progressives have spent too much of the last forty-five years trying to preserve the legacy of the Warren Court’s most important rulings and reacting to the Republican-dominated Supreme Courts by criticizing their erosion of rights―but have not yet developed a progressive vision for the Constitution itself. Yet, if we just look to the promise of the Preamble―liberty and justice for all―and take seriously its vision, a progressive reading of the Constitution can lead us forward as we continue our fight ensuring democratic rule, effective government, justice, liberty, and equality.”

What is the American Constitution Society?

The American Constitution Society (ACS) is the nation’s leading progressive legal organization, with over 200 student and lawyer chapters in almost every state and on most law school campuses. Originally formed as the progressive response after the Supreme Court’s Bush v. Gore decision, ACS was founded on the principle that the law should be a force to improve the lives of all people.

 

 

Details

Date:
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Time:
12:50 pm - 2:00 pm

Venue

Warren Room, Boalt 295
2745 Bancroft Ave
Berkeley, 94720 United States

Organizer

American Constitution Society (Berkeley Law)
Email:
berkeleylawacs@gmail.com

Events are wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, contact the organizer of the event. Advance notice is kindly requested.

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