Mask mandates. Business restrictions. Military force during elections. Claims of voter fraud.
From public health measures in response to COVID-19 to disputes over the handling of absentee ballots in the presidential election, it seems that 2020 is raising question after question about constitutionality.
A legal roundup of rights
The Annual Constitutional Law Symposium 2020 will examine the latest questions concerning Americans’ rights in relation to their government. You will:
- Discover whether what you learned in law school about the Free Exercise and Establishment Clauses still holds true
- Review what the Tenth Amendment says about states’ powers
- Examine constitutional challenges to pandemic-related business restrictions
- Explore what rights the Constitution affords when it comes to data privacy laws
The famous first 10
In a year filled with immense political and economic uncertainty, tensions are high. Tensions were also high in 1787 when it came time for states to ratify the Constitution. Review why the lack of a Bill of Rights was a sticking point to achieving ratification. Discuss how the Founding Fathers struggled to craft the final document and why understanding that history matters to modern practice.
Receive guidance on the constitutional issues of the year from the Annual Constitutional Law Symposium 2020.