The Terror Courts: Rough Justice At Guantanamo BayFriday, March 21, 2014 • 12:15pm • Law School Room 3043Jess Bravin, Wall Street Journal’s Supreme Court correspondent, tells the still unfolding story of military commission justice, in large part through the story of Marine Corp JAG Lt. Colonel Stu Couch, whose efforts to try suspected terrorists brought him face to face with the injustice of enhanced interrogation techniques, the efforts to nonetheless use the evidence obtained, and other difficulties in standing up an untried military commission system at Guantanamo Bay.Bravin and Couch will discuss the book and answer questions.
Hobby Lobby, Healthcare, and Religious Expression
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 • 12:15pm • Law School Room 3041
The Supreme Court of the United States will soon hear arguments on whether for-profit corporations and their owners may claim religious freedom exceptions from provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The cases raise important questions about constitutional law, healthcare policy, the corporate form, statutory construction, and the ability of Congress to protect constitutional norms. Professors Darrell Miller, Barak Richman, Neil Siegel, Ernie Young, and Kate Bartlett will participate in a lunchtime panel discussion on what we may expect from the Court, and what it may mean for constitutional law and public policy.
Dysfunction in DC
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 • 12:15 PM • Law School Room 3041
The federal government is dysfunctional. "Standing on principle" is richly rewarded, while "compromise" has become a dirty word. Congress is viewed as incapable of resolving major issues while it lurches from crisis to crisis. Fixing these fundamental problems is made all the more difficult because many of the popular diagnoses of their causes and the proposed cures are wrong. This panel, featuring former United States Senator Ted Kaufmann, and Professors Jeffrey Peck and Christopher Schroeder, will dispel the myths and shed light on the realities of governing in the current social, political and economic climate.