Constitutional Conversations

Constitutional Conversations
Federalism, States’ Rights & the ACA
This event is free and open to the public

Program Overview:

2017 marks the 150th anniversary of the 14th amendment. To honor our rich history of civil liberties, the Columbus Bar Association will be hosting a series of informal, moderated conversations that provide a forum for civics education.

April 13 Topic:
Federalism, States' Rights and the ACA

Federalism is the sharing of power between national (federal) and state governments. Historically, the states existed before the concept that a nationwide government might be more appropriate and efficient. The word “Federalism” never appears in the constitution, but the term was coined to connote that new concept of one national entity governing all of the separate states. This event discusses the interplay of federal and states’ rights in the context of health care and the future of the Affordable Care Act.

The purpose of the discussion is not to stoke political divides, but rather to lessen the rhetoric by offering historical context, legal precedent, and active dialogue to foster a better understanding of today’s world events. These Constitutional Conversations will continue monthly, with the next session planned for May 11 to discuss the 1st Amendment: Freedoms of Speech, Press and Assembly.

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4/13/2017 1:15 PM - 4/13/2017 2:15 PM
Columbus Bar Association 175 S. Third St., Suite 1100 Columbus, OH 43215