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, and Ernie Young 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.