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UC-Berkeley: Getting Right with the Original 14th Amendment
February 22, 2022 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm
On February 22, 2022, the Public Law and Policy Program at the University of California, Berkeley hosted Randy E. Barnett and Linda Lee Denno for a hybrid in-person/virtual discussion of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 • 12:50 PM PST
Berkeley Law, Room 105 • University of California-Berkeley
A hybrid in-person/virtual event free and open to the public.
Randy E. Barnett is the Patrick Hotung Professor of Constitutional Law at Georgetown Law and Faculty Director of the Georgetown Center for the Constitution. After graduating from Northwestern University and Harvard Law School, he tried many felony cases as a prosecutor in the Cook County States’ Attorney’s Office in Chicago. Professor Barnett’s publications include twelve books, more than one hundred articles and reviews, as well as numerous op-eds. His most recent book is The Original Meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment: Its Letter and Spirit (2021) (with Evan Bernick). His other books on the Constitution include: An Introduction to Constitutional Law: 100 Supreme Court Cases Everyone Should Know (2019) (with Josh Blackman); Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty (2nd ed. 2013); Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People (2016); and Constitutional Law: Cases in Context (4th ed. forthcoming 2022) (with Josh Blackman). In 2004, he argued the medical marijuana case of Gonzalez v. Raich before the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2012, he was one of the lawyers representing the National Federation of Independent Business in its constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act in NFIB v. Sebelius.
Linda Lee Denno is Associate Dean of the College of Applied Science and Technology and Assistant Professor of Practice at Arizona State University. Dr. Denno’s strategic vision and commitment to academic excellence is demonstrated by the fact that two of the College’s academic programs—Cyber Operations and Intelligence & Information Operations—have been designated as National Centers of Academic Excellence. Her university teaching career includes courses in American politics and institutions, political philosophy, constitutional law, cyber law and ethics, and national security studies taught at the University of California, the State University of New York (SUNY) and California State University.
The School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley. It is consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in the nation. The law school has produced leaders in law, government, and society, including Chief Justice of the United States Earl Warren, Secretary of State of the United States Dean Rusk, American civil rights activist Pauli Murray, California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso, president and founder of the Equal Justice Society Eva Paterson, United States Northern District of California Judge Thelton Henderson, and Attorney General of the United States Edwin Meese.
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