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A Constitutional Right to Work? Debate Over Compelled Union Dues in Janus v. AFSCME

  • Date: Jan 30, 2018
  • Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Venue: 520

Should a worker be compelled to pay union fees even if he does not wish to be part of a public sector union? On one hand, the union is representing his rights and the worker is benefiting from its negotiations with the employer. On the other, the First Amendment’s freedom of association and speech clauses […]

The Second Amendment in the Second City

  • Date: Nov 14, 2017
  • Time: 5:00 pm
  • Venue: Morris Hall

Join us for a conversation on gun violence and control in Chicago and beyond. The event will feature a prestigious panel of gun control and 2nd Amendment experts, including renowned 2nd Amendment litigator, Stephen Halbrook. Event is sponsored by the Round Table, Federalist Society, and American Constitution Society. Stephen P. Halbrook is a Senior Fellow at […]

To Bake or Not to Bake: Debate on Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

  • Date: Oct 31, 2017
  • Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • Venue: Room 170

A Christian baker who specializes in baking creative, customized wedding cakes declined to create a customized wedding cake for a same-sex wedding because doing so conflicted with his religious beliefs. This case presents two conflicting principles: (1) the baker’s right to speak and refrain from speaking in ways that conflict with his religious beliefs and […]

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