Constitutional Conversations

Constitutional Conversations
The 14th Amendment, Part 1: From Dred Scott v. Sandford to Brown vs. The Board of Education 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.

October 12 Topic:
The 14th Amendment, Part 1: From Dred Scott v. Sanford to Brown v. The Board of Education

Recognition of basic civil rights to all was the utopian vision of those who penned the 14th Amendment. What was happening in our country at the time this Amendment was passed? What has happened since?

Led by Kyle Strickland (The Kirwan Institute), a practicing civil rights attorney and Mark Strasser (Capital University Law School), a professor of law, this discussion will explore the historical context of the 14th Amendment as well as its modern application. In our conversation about the historical context, we'll examine the seminal court decisions defining the years spanning 1857-1954.

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 November 9 to discuss The 14th Amendment: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 through Obergefell vs. Hodges.

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10/12/2017 1:15 PM - 10/12/2017 2:15 PM
Columbus Bar Association 175 S. Third St., Suite 1100 Columbus, OH 43215