More or Less of a Perfect Union-WHUT

September 17, 2020
6:30pm Eastern Time
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Join the film preview and discussion of A More or Less Perfect Union (2020) explores the most contentious issues in American history and today through the lens of the U.S. Constitution. The groundbreaking three-part public television series tells the story of how the framers put freedom in writing; how amendment after amendment finally spread freedom to all of “we the people,” and how we still struggle today to preserve the freedoms guaranteed in the Constitution. Hosted by U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg—a national authority on the Constitution, with 30 years of experience on the Federal appeals court in Washington, DC. Throughout the series, experts of all stripes—conservative, progressive, and libertarian—debate key issues of liberty: freedom of religion and press, slavery, civil rights, the Second Amendment, separation of powers, and more. Following the screening of excerpts from the series we will have a panel discussion and audience questions.

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A More or Less Perfect Union

A More or Less Perfect Union (2020) explores the most contentious issues in American history and today through the lens of the U.S. Constitution. The groundbreaking three-part public television series tells the story of how the framers put freedom in writing; how amendment after amendment finally spread freedom to all of “we the people,” and how we still struggle today to preserve the freedoms guaranteed in the Constitution. Hosted by U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg—a national authority on the Constitution, with 30 years of experience on the Federal appeals court in Washington, DC. Throughout the series, experts of all stripes—conservative, progressive, and libertarian—debate key issues of liberty: freedom of religion and press, slavery, civil rights, the Second Amendment, separation of powers, and more.

42min 39sec

Moderators

  • Alexandre Rukashaza

  • Adeola O.

  • Mikael LaRoche

  • Krystal - Outreach Manager

  • Krystal - Outreach Manager

Panelists

  • Prof. Lisa A. Crooms-Robinson - Moderator

    Lisa A. Crooms-Robinson is a full professor at the Howard University School of Law. A proud Bison, she earned her B.A. from Howard University and her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. Crooms-Robinson teaches Constitutional Law, International Human Rights, Contracts, and Gender and the Law. She serves on the board of directors of the Center for Constitutional Rights and the U.S. Human Rights Network. Her most recent publications are Stripped: Speech, Sex, Race, and Secondary Effects [26 Wm. & Mary J. Women & L. 5-45 (2019)] and a commentary on Ferguson v. City of Charleston [532 U.S. 67 (2001)] in Feminist Judgments: Reproductive Justice Rewritten (Kimberly M. Mutcherson, ed.; Cambridge University Press 2020).

  • Gregory Brown

    Gregory Brown is a third-year law student from Prince George's County, Maryland. He currently serves as the Secretary of the Student Bar Association and the Vice President of the American Constitution Society here at Howard University School of Law (HUSL). During his time at Howard Law he has been a student attorney in the Human and Civil Rights Clinic, a law clerk for the majority on the U.S. House Oversight Committee, and a government relations intern at the NCAA. He is currently completing a clerkship for the personal injury firm Pickett Dummigan McCall based in Portland, Oregon. Outside of school he coaches basketball and makes memories with his amazing son. 

  • Shelby Emmett

    Shelby Emmett is director of free expression policy at Stand Together. Prior to joining Stand Together, Emmett was the director of the Center to Protect Free Speech at the American Legislative Exchange Council; legislative advocate at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education; and spent four years on Capitol Hill where she oversaw a broad portfolio, including education and civil rights. In addition to her free expression work, Emmett is a volunteer with the Alexandria, VA. Sexual Assault Crisis Center. Emmett earned her law degree at the University of the District of Columbia and is licensed in the state of Maryland. She also holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees in political theory / constitutional democracy, and social relations / policy from Michigan State University.

  • Prof. Steven D. Jamar

    Prof. Steven D. Jamar teaches Constitutional Law, AI & the Law, Copyrights, and other courses at Howard University School of Law. He is the author of a constitutional law coursebook entitled Constitutional Law: Power, Liberty, Equality (Aspen Wolters-Kluwer 2017). In 2002 Professor Jamar co-founded the Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice, Inc., (IIPSJ) with Prof. Lateef Mtima, IIPSJ’s director. IIPSJ is an NGO dedicated to advocating for social justice in the field of intellectual property. Prof. Jamar is also the Associate Director of the Howard Intellectual Property Program. His scholarly work is wide ranging with published articles on constitutional law, freedom of expression, freedom of religion, comparative law and intellectual property, copyright and social justice, legal rhetoric, and various human rights topics. Prof. Jamar and Prof. Mtima are currently working on writing and editing a Handbook on Intellectual Property Social Justice (publication expected 2021).

  • Shelby

  • Prof. Steven Jamar

  • Gregory Brown

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