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New Frontiers in Federalism - Session 1

New Frontiers in Federalism - Session 1: The Changing Tides of Federalism
Wednesday, May 3, 2023 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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Format: Webinar

Program Fee:

Free for Members | $15 Non-Lawyers and Non-Member Attorneys

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This four-session series on federalism will examine the emerging constitutional challenges to current understandings of federalism in the United States. Recent Supreme Court decisions and state legislative and judicial actions have called into question the role of nationwide legal standards affecting individual rights and governmental actions at the same time as major issues of reproductive rights, corporate conduct, climate change, gun violence, immigration and other issues increasingly require nationwide solutions. This series will explore the new federalism landscape for judicial, legislative and administrative agency actions and its implications both for the lives of ordinary Americans and effective governmental responses to these substantive challenges.

This initial session will begin with a historical survey of federalism as it developed from the Civil War through the 20th Century. It will then take inventory of the novel and daunting federalism challenges which have arisen during the 21st Century, creating great potential for clashes between governmental institutions. In particular, the panel will discuss federalism through a civil rights lens, including a discussion of voting rights, and federalism issues raised by the recent litigation over medication abortion.

Jennifer Rodgers, Lecturer-in-Law, Columbia Law School, and Legal Analyst, CNN

Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Berkeley Law School
Bertrall Ross, Justice Thurgood Marshall Distinguished Professor of Law and Director, Karsh Center for Law and Democracy, University of Virginia Law School
Julie Suk, Professor of Law, Fordham Law School

Sponsoring Committee:
Rule of Law Task Force,  Marcy Kahn, Chair 

Co-Sponsoring Committees:
Health Law, Heather Hatcher, Chair
Sex and Law, Farah Diaz-Tello and Iliana Konidaris, Co-Chairs
Election Law, Rachel Harding, Chair
Government Ethics and State Affairs, Ed Murry, Chair
Federal Courts, Richard Hong, Chair
Civil Rights, Kevin Eli Jason and Kathleen Rubenstein, Co-Chairs

Co-Sponsoring Organizations:
Birnbaum Women's Leadership Network at NYU School of Law
The Brennan Center for Justice


Save the Date for Upcoming Sessions in the Series:

Session 2: Interstate and Regulatory Clashes: Commerce, Preemption and the Corporate Law
May 17, 2023    6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Session 3: Abortion and the Chaos of Conflicting Mandates
May 24, 2023   6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Session 4:  Guns, the Environment and Navigating the Red-Blue Divide in America
June 8, 2023    6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

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