We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. – Preamble to the U.S. Constitution
Catch up on the Constitution
From Marbury v. Madison to Roe v. Wade and beyond, the U.S. Constitution has been interpreted and reinterpreted by our court system for more than 200 years. Even though societal goals, beliefs, and customs evolve, the Constitution remains the document we turn to for resolving our most pressing moral and political issues.
With Liberty & Justice: A Constitutional Law Symposium reviews current trends and hot topics in this important area of law, including:
- Damages recovery in cases involving protestors at the Wisconsin State Capitol building
- Lessons learned from the latest class action suits
- A closer look at opportunities and roadblocks for terminally ill patients desiring investigational drugs
- Limitations in handling the Zika virus and other public health crises
- Impact of recent cases on Targeted Regulations of Abortion Providers (TRAP) laws
Freedom to Petition
Buried under the “flashier” freedoms of free speech, free press, and freedom to peaceably assemble is the freedom to petition for a governmental redress of grievances. Why did the Petition Clause get lost in constitutional obscurity? Could it be making a comeback? Find out. Plus, learn how to bring and defend claims using the Petition Clause.
A hotly-contested Presidential election resulted in plenty of attention on voter ID laws and enforcement in 2016. Are voter ID laws becoming more stringent – or is that just what the media is saying? Hear a detailed analysis of current state statutes and recent court decisions on challenges to strict ID laws.
Don’t miss out
Constitutional law affects the most important areas of people's lives and profoundly impacts our justice system. Keep current on the latest constitutional developments at With Liberty & Justice: A Constitutional Law Symposium.