American Constitution Society symposium, “Democracy in Peril: Voting Rights and Election Law in the 21st Century”

Join us for the first-ever Greater Boston area American Constitution Society symposium, “Democracy in Peril: Voting Rights and Election Law in the 21st Century.”  The event is co-sponsored by all of the ACS chapters at Boston-area law schools and is taking place in Wasserstein 2012 on Saturday, March 31st. The symposium includes a keynote address by one of the leading …

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Noam Chomsky, “‘Is America Over?’ Prospects, Paranoia, and the Roots of Current Malaise.” Fri, March 23, 12-1pm, Austin East.

The title, borrowed from the front cover of the December issue of Foreign Affairs, reflects a pervasive theme in public and professional discussion: America’s decline. A standard corollary is “the rising power of China,” considered by a large plurality of academics and policymakers to be the most alarming prospect facing the country. The decline is …

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Benjamin Sachs, “What Does Citizens United Mean for Unions?” Thurs, March 22, 12-1pm, WCC 1023.

In Citizens United, the Supreme Court notoriously held that Congress could not restrict corporate election spending–nor could it restrict unions’ spending. While the media has extensively covered the effect of this decision on corporations’ roles in elections, less has been said about what the decision means for unions. Prof. Benjamin Sachs will talk about how …

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