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OUP Webinar: Constitutional Politics: National Power and Racial Justice
Friday, March 22, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
Join Oxford University Press on March 22nd for a live Webinar featuring Mark Graber, with commentary from Howard Gillman, and Keith E. Whittington.
This webinar will be devoted to exploring the evolution of national power and racial justice throughout American history. It will demonstrate how focusing on American constitutionalism as a whole -- rather than on select Supreme Court opinions -- illuminates the function of the Supreme Court in American constitutional politics and, more importantly, illustrates the ways in which law and politics interact in the American constitutional regime. After a brief introduction, Mark will explore two case studies, using their text, American Constitutionalism, as a reference. Both cases will address important questions of constitutional politics that are neglected in the traditional curriculum.
About the speakers:
Mark Graber (JD, Columbia; MA and PhD, Yale) is Professor of Law and Government at The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. He is the author of several books -- including Rethinking Abortion and Transforming Free Speech -- and scores of articles, including "Naked Land Transfers and American Constitutional Development," published in the Vanderbilt Law Review and “Resolving Political Questions into Judicial Questions: Tocqueville’s Aphorism Revisited," published by Constitutional Commentary.
Howard Gillman (MA and PhD, UCLA) is a former dean of the University of Southern California College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and Professor of political science, history and law at USC. He is the author of the award-winning The Constitution Besieged and The Votes that Counted, and the co-editor of Supreme Court Decision-Making and The Supreme Court in American Politics. He has served as the chair of the Law and Courts section of the American Political Science Association.
Keith E. Whittington (MA and PhD, Yale) is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics at Princeton University. He is the author of Constitutional Interpretation and Constitutional Construction and the award-winning Political Foundations of Judicial Supremacy. He is also the coeditor of Congress and the Constitution and the Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics.