Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will host a Constitution Day Lecture, “Unfit for Democracy: The Roberts Court and the Breakdown of American Politics,” Thursday, September 15 at 5 p.m. The lecture will be delivered by Stephen E. Gottlieb, the Jay and Ruth Caplan Distinguished Professor of Law at Albany Law School.
About the Lecture:
For the last three decades, discussion of constitutional interpretation has been dominated by the argument over originalism. At this point the methodology of constitutional interpretation has to be reconstructed. The starting point for that has to be the challenge of political science to the ways the Court treats democracy. It raises fundamental questions about how the Constitution should be read.
About Stephen E. Gottlieb:
Gottlieb practiced with a New York City law firm and served as assistant general counsel for Community Action for Legal Services (now Legal Services of New York). He has previously served as a visiting professor at Cleveland-Marshall as well as Akron, Marquette and Suffolk Schools of Law.
Gottlieb has written a number of books: Unfit for Democracy: The Roberts Court and the Breakdown of American Politics (2016); Morality Imposed: The Rehnquist Court and Liberty in America (2000); Jurisprudence: Cases and Materials (1st ed., 1993; 2nd ed. 2006, 3rd ed. 2015 with West, Bix and Lytton); Public Values in Constitutional Law (editor/contributor, 1993); Toward a Usable Past (ed. with Finkelman, 1991); Systematic Litigation Planning (1978).