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Cleveland-Marshall Visiting Scholar: Eric Freyfogle - "The Next 250 Years"

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Visiting Scholar - Professor Eric Freyfogle, University of Illinois College of Law - "The Next 250 Years"

Professor Eric Freyfogle, a Swanlund Chair at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the author or editor of a dozen books dealing with issues of humans and nature, some focused on legal aspects, others reaching to larger cultural and social issues. His work is broadly interdisciplinary, drawing upon history, philosophy, biological sciences, economics and literature, and is guided by a conservation ethic that seeks better ways for humans to live in nature.

Lecture Synopsis:

America’s long embrace of individual liberty and equality has reached the venerable age of 250, if we date its beginning to the Stamp Act Crisis of 1765. As beacon and rallying cry, our beloved rights-based frame has brought vast gains, culturally and politically. But is it suitable and potent enough to confront the dark forces of our era, to halt the worsening ills of economic injustice, environmental loss, and sagging democracy? Has the time perhaps come for major shift in our nation’s moral and legal trajectory, down a new, long path that honors interdependence and the goods we share?

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Event date: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Cleveland-Marshall Visiting Scholar: Eric Freyfogle

The History and the Future of the Ohio Constitution

CLE credit: 
1 free pending
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Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (1801 Euclid Ave.) will host “The History and the Future of the Ohio Constitution,” Wednesday, March 4 at 5 p.m. in the school’s Moot Court Room. The lecture, co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland, will be presented by Dean Emeritus Steven Steinglass, senior policy advisor for the bipartisan Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission.

Steinglass, a graduate of the Columbia University School of Law, is a leading authority on state constitutional law and the co-author of The Ohio Constitution: A Reference Guide (2004). He spent 31 years on the faculty at Cleveland-Marshall, serving as dean for nine years.

His talk will review the history of constitutional revision in Ohio from 1802 to the present. The discussion will focus on the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission’s current efforts to revise the constitution on a wide range of issues, including congressional redistricting, term limits, privacy, voting, the initiative/referendum, and education.

The program is free and open to the public, and offers attendees one hour of free continuing legal education credit. Preregistration is not required.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
The History and the Future of the Ohio Constitution

Journal of Law and Health Symposium: The Social, Ethical, and Legal Consequences of Sports-Related Brain Injuries

CLE credit: 
4.0 free hours
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Sponsored by the Journal of Law and Health, Center for Health Law & Policy and Health Law Society

Speakers: ​

 
Kelly Lytle: Author, To Dad, From Kelly.
 
Dr. Christopher Bailey: Neuropsychologist at University Hospitals. Assistant Professor of Neurology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. 
 
Steve Sanders: Author and Founder of Training Camp For Life. Cleveland Browns Alumni ​
 
Stephen Pfriem: Manager of Quality, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs at ICS Laboratories.
 
Jennifer Brobst: Assistant Professor and Director of the Center for Health Law and Policy at Southern Illinois University School of Law.
 
Peter Carfagna: Founder of Magis, LLC 
 
Geoffrey Rapp: Harold A. Anderson Professor of Law & Values at the University of Toledo College of Law.
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, March 20, 2015 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Short title: 
Journal of Law and Health Symposium

Employment & Labor Law Lecture - The Collision of Anti-Discrimination Laws and the Religious Rights of Employers

CLE credit: 
1.0 hour CLE
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Speakers: Danielle Doza, Amy Ryder Wentz

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Employers asserting religious rights in the workplace has become increasingly visible, a trend that is likely to continue following the Supreme Court’s 2014 Hobby Lobby decision. There, the Court held for the first time that closely-held for-profit corporations are persons that may exercise religion within the meaning of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Although the reach of the decision remains unclear, it is certain to raise a host of novel issues. For example, because of its sincerely-held religious beliefs, might an employer choose to exclude coverage for blood transfusions or anti-depressant medications? Might it decline to promote a female employee if it means she would supervise male subordinates? Might it refuse to employ LGBT individuals? 

Separately, an increasing number of religious institutions have required their employees to sign detailed “morality clauses,” requiring them to behave in a manner fitting the employer’s strict faith decrees. These institutions have threatened employees who refuse to do so or watched as employees quit in protest.

These and other instances of employers asserting their religious rights inevitably sets up a clash between employers running their workplaces consistent with their religious beliefs on the one hand, and employees seeking protection under anti-discrimination laws on the other. Amy Ryder Wendtz of the law firm of Littler Mendelson and Danielle O. Doza, past Policy Council with the ACLU of Ohio, will discuss these and other issues that pertain to the religious rights of employers, with particular focus on the actual and potential effect of Hobby Lobby on employee rights under anti-discrimination laws. In addition, the panel will discuss how attorneys might advise their clients in light of Hobby Lobby and the varied potential issues it raises. 

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
Employment & Labor Law Lecture

Education Law Association and Cleveland State Law Review Symposium - American Education: Diversity, Desegregation and Resegregation

CLE credit: 
2.5 free
Weight: 
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featured keynote speaker:

Mark Rosenbaum, Chief Counsel of the ACLU of Southern California

Of What Use is the Fourteenth Amendment to Racial Minorities When it Comes to Higher Education (Or Anything Else) After Fisher and Schuette?

The Supreme Court in Fisher and Schuette, building upon Parents Involved and a slew of recent redistricting cases, has sanctioned challenges to policies and programs designed to promote diversity and enlarge access to the political process and higher education that would benefit members of racial minority groups, while at the same time has upheld state constitutional provisions that have eliminated altogether constitutionally permissible programs that utilize race, no matter how narrowly and in what contexts. How has this been accomplished and at what costs to coherent Fourteenth Amendment doctrine? Putting aside earlier cases, are these decisions themselves reconcilable with one another? Short of remedial laws, is race now become simply a dirty word? What are the empirical consequences of these decisions? And has the course of Fourteenth Amendment law in the area of race been made effectively irreversible?

Additional PresenteRS

  • William J. Glenn, J.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Virginia Tech School of Education
    School Segregation in Jefferson County and Seattle: The impact of the Parents Involved ruling and district actions
  • David H.K. Nguyen, M.B.A., J.D., LL.M., Candidate for Ph.D., Education Policy. Associate Instructor, Indiana University Bloomington
    “Jim Crowing” Plyler v. Doe: The Resegregation of Undocumented Students in American Higher Education through Discriminatory State Tuition and Fee Legislation
  • Natalie Gomez-Velez, J.D., Professor, The City University of New York School of Law
    Can Universal Pre-K Overcome Extreme Race and Income Segregation to Reach New York City Children in Need? The importance of legal infrastructure and the limits of the law
  • Natasha Wilson, J.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Post-Doctoral Fellow, New York University, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service; Robert Strassfeld, J.D., Professor and Director, Institute for Global Security Law and Policy, and Associate Director, Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    Turnaround in Reverse: Brown, school improvement grants, and the legacy of educational opportunity

 

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, October 10, 2014 -
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Short title: 
ELA Event - American Education: Diversity, Desegregation and Resegregation

The Friedman and Gilbert Criminal Justice Forum: Alan Silber - The New York Times v. DEA: Developments in Marijuana Legalization

CLE credit: 
1.0 free
Weight: 
0

Alan Silber, a graduate of Duke University and Columbia Law School, has been a leader in the marijuana legalization movement for many years. He has served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, chaired that group’s Drug Law Reform Committee, and lectured around the country on issues involving drug law reform. Silber served on the ABA Drug Law reform committee and the board of advisors of the Drug Policy Foundation.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Monday, November 10, 2014 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
The Friedman and Gilbert Criminal Justice Forum: Alan Silber

Constiution Day Lecture: Roger Newman - One Nation Under Surveillance

CLE credit: 
1.0 hour free
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Roger Newman is the author of "Hugo Black: A Biography," a work that won the Scribes Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in biography. He also co-authored "Banned Films: Movies, Censors and the First Amendment," and was editor-in-chief of "The Constitution and Its Amendments.” Newman taught for seven years as an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is currently working on a book on the Supreme Court against the backdrop of the conservative movement over the past forty years.

Newman’s writings have appeared in The Washington Post, The Nation and The American Lawyer as well as many other academic and legal publications and newspapers. He has lectured extensively with over 200 appearances and university’s throughout the county, and has appeared on NPR, PBS, C-Span and Entertainment Tonight.

“One Nation Under Surveillance” Synopsis

If the first casualty of war is truth, civil liberties are second. Panic leads the way, with such examples as the internment of American citizens of Japanese descent during World War II and McCarthyism purges during the Cold War. The reaction to 9-11 has threatened civil liberties in a potentially much more dangerous way. The government is keeping records of everything we do digitally, even on admittedly rare occasion listening to our phone calls. A National Surveillance State has been created. Even just walking on the street is often recorded. The dangers are obvious. Americans are losing their privacy as the government to an unprecedented extent is monitoring communications and recording in public, seemingly in perpetuity. The ramifications just cannot be understated and simply put, it is the hottest issue in the country.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
Constiution Day Lecture: Roger Newman

Criminal Justice Forum I: Prof. Stephen Vladeck - Military Justice and Article III

CLE credit: 
1.0 free
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Stephen I. Vladeck is a Professor of Law and the Associate Dean for Scholarship at American University Washington College of Law. His teaching and research focus on federal jurisdiction, constitutional law, national security law, and international criminal law. A nationally recognized expert on the role of the federal courts in the war on terrorism, he was part of the legal team that successfully challenged the Bush Administration's use of military tribunals at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, 548 U.S. 557 (2006), and has co-authored party and amicus briefs in a host of other major lawsuits, many of which have challenged the U.S. government’s surveillance and detention of terrorism suspects. Vladeck, who is a co-editor of Aspen Publishers’ leading national security and counterterrorism law casebooks, has authored reports on related topics for a wide range of organizations, including the First Amendment Center, the Constitution Project, and the ABA’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security.
 

“Military Justice and Article III”

The Supreme Court has long held that federal adjudication before judges lacking Article III’s salary and tenure protections is permissible today only in the three categories of cases in which the Court has previously allowed it — all cases before federal “territorial” courts; criminal prosecutions before military tribunals; and “public rights” adjudication before non-Article III judicial or administrative bodies. And although the Justices have repeatedly grappled with the outer bounds of this last category in recent years, they have generally accepted the first two as settled. Scholars have followed suit, with virtually all of the extensive literature in the field focusing on the specific scope of the public rights exception, or on the search for cross-cutting theories of Article III. As a result, it has been decades since any concerted effort has been undertaken to rationalize the scope of the military exception — whether to the Constitution’s text or purpose or to more prudential considerations. And although the similarly neglected territorial courts have remained largely untouched over the past quarter-century, the same period has witnessed significant expansions in the scope of both court-martial and military commission jurisdiction to encompass offenses and offenders not previously thought to be amenable to military, rather than civilian, trials. Although these expansions have been especially pronounced with regard to the scope of court-martial jurisdiction, they are also reflected in, for example, the en banc D.C. Circuit’s 2014 decision in the Al Bahlul Guantánamo military commission appeal. Given these expansions, the litigation that they have provoked, and the tensions they have placed upon the military exception, the time has long since passed for a reassessment of where and how military justice fits into our understanding of Article III.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
Criminal Justice Forum I: Prof. Stephen Vladeck

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