IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Celebrates Constitution Day

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law will celebrate Constitution Day with a panel discussion that will focus on issues related to same-sex marriages from 3:30-5 pm on Thursday, October 10 in the law school’s Governor Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium located at 565 West Adams Street. Co-sponsored by the Jack Miller Center and Chicago-Kent’s Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States, the event is free and open to the public.

The panel discussion titled “When Did It Become Unconstitutional for States to Ban Same Sex Marriage?: Constitutional Interpretation in the 21st Century,” will include a conversation regarding Hollingsworth v. Perry, a challenge to California’s Proposition 8, and United States v. Windsor, a challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

George Mason University School of Law professor Ilya Somin will join Chicago-Kent professors Katharine Baker and Carolyn Shapiro on the panel. In addition, Chicago-Kent Distinguished Professor Sheldon H. Nahmod will moderate the discussion.

For more information or to register, contact Chicago-Kent Professor Christopher Schmidt or call 312.906.5389.