Panel Discussion: The Impeachment of Former Governor Rod Blagojevich
February 11, 2009 | Chicago-Kent, Room C50 | 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
*** Wine and Cheese Reception Immediately to Follow Panel.
Our panel of experts includes:
Michael J. Kasper, counsel to the Illinois House of Representatives in the
impeachment proceedings against Governor Rod Blagojevich; prominent trial and appellate litigator,
whose former clients have included, President Bill Clinton, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Congressional
Representatives Bobby Rush and Jan Schakowsky, and Illinois Governor, Rod Blagojevich.
Harold J. Krent, Dean and Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law, prominent
scholar and author on executive power, and consultant to the Administrative Conference of the United States.
Mark D. Rosen, Professor and Freehling Scholar, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Bigelow Fellow
and Lecturer-in-Law, University of Chicago Law School, prominent scholar and author on government and
constitutional law, and consultant to federal government, states, and municipalities.
3rd Annual Supreme Court Review and Luncheon with Professor Sheldon Nahmod
February 17, 2009 | Chicago-Kent, Room 170 | 12:00 p.m.
*** ACS will provide lunch. |
requested but not required.
Distinguished Professor Sheldon Nahmod gives his third annual Supreme Court Review,
sponsored by the Chicago-Kent Chapter of the American Constitution Society. Professor Nahmod will discuss key cases and
holdings from the Supreme Court’s 2007–2008 term.
Topics will include:
- The First Amendment and Child Pornography
(United States v. Williams)
- The Second Amendment and Washington, D.C.’s Gun Control Laws
(District of Columbia v. Heller)
- Class-of-One Equal Protection and Public Employment
(Enguist v. Oregon Dept. of Agriculture)
- The Right to Vote
(Crawford v. Marion County Election Board)
- Retaliation Claims
(CBOCS West, Inc. v. Humphries and Gomez-Perez v. Potter)
- State Criminal Procedure, Treaties and Consular Notification
(Medellin v. Texas)
- War Against Terror and Habeas Corpus
(Boumediene v. Bush)
- Free Speech and Public Forum
(Pleasant Grove v. Summum)
This presentation will be conducted from a non-ideological, informative perspective.
All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Case presentations will be from 12:00 to 12:45 p.m.,
with a question and answer session to follow.
ACS will provide lunch and refreshments for all attendees.