• "Hate Speech and the Culture Wars,” co-sponsored by The Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy, the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights, and the Program in Comparative Constitutions drew a capacity crowd.
  • Cardozo's Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy was founded in 2000 and is the law school’s home for constitutional research, conferences and publications.
  • Michael Herz on King v. Burwell and the Affordable Care Act

    Cardozo Professor Michael Herz discusses the United States Supreme Court ruling on King v. Burwell, and the impact it has on the Affordable Care Act.
  • Bench Marks: Michelle Adams On the Supreme Court's Fair Housing Act Ruling

    Cardozo Professor Michelle Adams discusses the United States Supreme Court's Ruling on Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, and the effect it has on the Fair Housing Act.
  • Bench Marks: Kate Shaw on the Supreme Court's ruling on Marriage Equality

    Cardozo Professor Kate Shaw discussed the United States Supreme Court's ruling on Obergefell v. Hodges, and the national legalization of gay marriage.


The Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy is a vibrant center for scholarship and events advancing the functioning of constitutional democracies in the United States and abroad.

Established in 2000 through a generous gift from Dr. Stephen Floersheimer, the Center supports research by scholars and policymakers, hosts speakers and conferences, issues publications, and provides financial support for visiting scholars as well as student projects. Topics of particular concern include civil liberties in an age of terrorism, the structures of democratic government, and the relationship between church and state.

The Center's Co-Directors are Professor Deborah Pearlstein and Professor Kate Shaw.

Cardozo's constitutional law faculty, including Michele Adams, Michael Herz and Kate Shaw, provide commentary on landmark Supreme Court cases in the Cardozo Benchmarks video series.

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