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More Information on Spring Events

Here is a little more detail about the Spring events from the MULS Chapter of the Federalist Society...
Event # 1

FENCES, AMNESTY, AND ALIENS, OH MY!

Please join the Federalist Society for a discussion of
U.S. immigration policy with Professor Margaret Stock
of West Point and MULS's own Prof. Fallone on Tuesday,
February 27th, in room 307, at 12:15, Lunch Provided!

It was one of the hottest issues in American politics
last year. With the 2008 presidential race already
heating up, what immigration policy the U.S. should
embrace will be a major topic again. From
McCain/Kennedy to Tancredo, hear how immigration policy
affects our economy, national security, and culture.

Questions, contact daniel.suhr@mu.edu or joseph.adams@mu.edu

Event # 2

"Judicial Activism": Is it a reality or an empty epithet?

Join Prof. Moss & Ed. Whelan, of the Ethics & Public Policy Center for a debate on Judicial Activism.
What does Judicial Activism mean & how does it tie into broader debates over constitutional interpretation?
Wed. March 7th, Room 245 at 5:00 p.m.
Questions contact andrew.hitt@mu.edu
Sponsored by the Federalist Society


Event # 3

Using Race As A Factor In Grade School Student Placement?

Join Prof. Moss and Prof. Michael Krauss of George Mason Law School for discussion about two recently heard U.S. Supreme Court cases: Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District and Meredith v. Jefferson County Board of Education.
Thursday March 22, Rm 325 at 12:15 p.m.
questions contact andrew.hitt@mu.edu
Sponsored by the Federalist Society

"Meredith sued the Jefferson County Board of Education for an injunction barring the use of its system for admitting students to all of its schools. For twenty-five years, the Board maintained an integrated school system under a 1975 federal court decree. After being released from that decree in 2000, the Board developed a school assignment plan to maintain integrated schools. The plaintiffs in this case, who include students and their parents, argue that the Board's student assignment plan violates their rights under the Equal Protection Clause of the United States The 2001 Plan requires each school to have an enrollment of black students between 15% and 50% of the school population. Besides race, placement is determined by factors such as place of residence, school capacity, program popularity, random draw, and the student's choice." Supreme Court Online, Duke Univ. http://www.law.duke.edu/publiclaw/supremecourtonline/certGrants/2006/mervjef.html
We at the MULS Federalist Society hope that you can attend these thought-provoking discussions. Hope to see you there!