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The Constitution in 2020: The Future of Equality

On April 1st and 2d, The University of Texas School of Law and the American Constitution Society will be hosting a conference on The Future of Equality. This conference is one of a series of academic events connected to the Constitution in 2020 project.

Over the next two weeks speakers at the conference will be posting short essays about their work on Balkinization.

Conference Schedule

Thursday, March 31: Dinner for conference participants

Friday, April 1

Introduction and Welcome

9:00am-9:15am

• Sanford Levinson University of Texas • Reva Siegel, Yale • Jack Balkin, Yale

Panel One: 9:15am-10:45am

Equality and Positive Rights in State Constitutions

• Emily Zackin, Princeton—Positive Rights and State Constitutions (presented by Sanford Levinson, University of Texas) • Michael Paris, CUNY-Staten Island—Framing Equal Opportunity: Law and the Politics of School Finance Reform (presented by Rick Schragger, University of Virginia) • Sanford Levinson, University of Texas, Commentator • Rick Schragger, University of Virginia, Commentator • Frank Cross, University of Texas—Moderator and Commentator

Panel Two 11:00-12:30

Relations between Equality and Liberty—Contemporary and Historical Perspectives

• Kenji Yoshino, New York University—The New Equal Protection, 124 Harv. L. Rev. 747 (2011) (presented by Jack Balkin) • Jack Balkin, Yale—Chapters 11 and 12 from Living Originalism (Harvard University Press forthcoming 2011) (presented by Kenji Yoshino) • Willy Forbath, University of Texas—Moderator and Commentator

12:30-2:00 Lunch

Panel Three 2:00-4:00

Disparate Impact and the Future of Antidiscrimination Law

• Richard Primus, University of Michigan—The Future of Disparate Impact, 108 Michigan L. Rev. 1341 (2010) (presented by Richard Ford) • Reva Siegel, Yale—From Colorblindness to Antibalkanization: An Emerging Ground of Decision in Race Equality Cases, 120 Yale L.J. (forthcoming 2011) (presented by Richard Primus) • Richard Ford, Stanford—Bias in the Air: Rethinking Employment Discrimination Law (presented by Reva Siegel) • Joey Fishkin, University of Texas—Moderator and Commentator

Panel Four 4:15-6:00

A Conversation on Immigration and Equality

• Linda Bosniak, Rutgers-Camden • Gabriel Chin, Arizona State • Cristina Rodriguez, New York University • Jack Balkin, Yale—Moderator

6:30 Dinner

Saturday, April 2

Panel Five 9:15-10:45

Gender, Sexuality and Equality

• Cary Franklin, University of Texas—The Anti-stereotyping Principle in Constitutional Sex Discrimination Law, 85 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 83 (2010) (presented by Melissa Murray) • Melissa Murray, Berkeley Law—Disestablishing the Family, 119 Yale L. J. 1236 (2010) (co-authored with Alice Ristroph)(presented by Cary Franklin) • Moderator and Commentator: Angela Littwin, University of Texas

Panel Six 11:00-12:30

Religious Equality

• Andrew Koppelman, Northwestern— Religious Neutrality in American Law: An Analysis and Defense (Harvard University Press, forthcoming 2012)(presented by Lawrence Sager) • Doug Laycock, University of Virginia—Commentator • Lawrence Sager, University of Texas—Moderator/Presenter

Lunch 12:30-2:00

Panel Seven 2:00-3:30pm

The Constitutional Politics of Equality

• Justin Driver, University of Texas—Against Consensus History , 89 Tex. L. Rev. __(forthcoming 2011)(presented by Doug Nejaime) • Doug NeJaime, Loyola Los Angeles—Winning through Losing, 96 Iowa L. Rev. 941, (2011)(presented by Justin Driver) • Reva Siegel, Yale—Moderator and commentator

6:30 Dinner

The Constitution in 2020: The Future of Criminal Justice

On October 7th and 8th, 2010, Florida State University Law School and the American Constitution Society will be hosting a conference on The Future of Criminal Justice. This conference is one of a series of academic events connected to the Constitution in 2020 project. Over the next few weeks speakers at the conference will be posting short essays about their work on Balkinization.

Conference Schedule Thursday Evening:

6pm- Keynote Speaker Steve Bright, Southern Center for Human Rights

 

Friday Morning: 8:30am-8:55am- Opening Remarks

• Dean Don Weidner, FSU Law

• Professor Jack Balkin, Yale Law

 

9:00am-10:30am- Panel One: National Security and Liberty

• Chris Slobogin, Vanderbilt Law

• Susan Herman, Brooklyn Law

• John Parry, Lewis & Clark

• Marc Rotenberg, Electronic Privacy Information Center

• Jack Balkin, Yale Law (moderator)

 

10:40am-12:10pm- Panel Two: Crime Control and Equality

• David Sklansky, Cal.-Berkeley

• Song Richardson, DePaul Law

• Darryl Brown, Virginia Law

• Susan Bandes, FSU Law (visitor) and DePaul Law (moderator and panelist)

 

Friday Lunch:

12:15pm-1:15pm

• Remarks/Q & A with Judge Lynn Adelman, E.D. Wisconsin

 

Friday Afternoon:

1:20pm-2:50pm- Panel Three: Citizenship and Community

• Gabriel “Jack” Chin, Arizona Law

• Bernard Harcourt, Chicago Law

• Wayne Logan, FSU Law

• Richard Myers, UNC Law (moderator)

 

3:00pm-4:30pm- Panel Four: Punishment and the Constitution

• Doug Berman, Ohio State Law

• Sharon Dolovich, UCLA Law

• Dan Markel, FSU Law

• Reid Fontaine, FSU Law (moderator)

Welcome to the Constitution in 2020 Website

Welcome to the Constitution2020.org, a companion site for The Constitution in 2020 (Oxford University Press 2009), edited by Jack M. Balkin and Reva Siegel.
 
This website will contain blog posts about constitutional issues of the day related to the themes of the book. It has sample chapters from the book for you to download and read. And it will eventually contain a library of suggested readings and documents about the Constitution and constitutional issues.
 
Take a look around and we hope you will come back to visit us regularly.