Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 | To End a Presidency: A Book Talk and Discussion with Joshua Matz and Professor Kate Shaw

On Tuesday, Nov. 13th, the Floersheimer Center hosted a book talk and discussion on the history, future, and proper role of presidential impeachment in the United States. Professor Kate Shaw spoke with Joshua Matz about his new book (written with Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe), To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment, which provides a measured guide to prior impeachment efforts and argues that we must re-think impeachment as an option for the twenty-first century.

Joshua Matz is a widely published constitutional scholar and former clerk for Justice Anthony Kennedy. He is the author of 2014’s award-winning Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution, also with Laurence Tribe.

Joshua is of counsel at Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP and Gupta Wessler PLLC. In addition to his commercial work in trial and appellate litigation, he also maintains a diverse civil rights practice and has litigated questions relating to LGBTQ rights, religious liberty, freedom of speech, defamation liability, the Second Amendment, and the Emoluments Clause.

Since 2017, Joshua has also published the legal blog Take Care, which provides real-time coverage and analysis of legal developments in the current administration.

 

Lunch was served, RSVPs not required

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 12:30 – 1:30pm
Location: 55 Fifth Avenue, Room 1008

 


Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 | The Future of the Fourth Amendment: Carpenter v. United States & Law Enforcement’s Use of Emerging Technologies

On Monday, Nov. 12th, distinguished panelists discussed the landmark Supreme Court decision’s implications on the intersection of technology and the law.

This event was co-sponsored by The Floersheimer Center, the Cardozo Data Law Initiative and the students of the Cardozo Data Law Society.

 

Panelists

Nathan Freed Wessler, Staff Attorney at the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, and who argued and won Carpenter at the Supreme Court

Honorable James Orenstein, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York

Saritha Komatireddy, Acting Deputy Chief of the International Narcotics & Money Laundering Section at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York

Moderated by Professor Ekow Yankah

 

Reception followed in the 10th Floor Lobby

Date: Monday, November 12, 6:15pm
Location: 55 Fifth Avenue, Room 1008

 


October 5, 2018 | How to Save a Constitutional Democracy Book Talk and Discussion at NYU School of Law

Democracy is in crisis. Across the globe, economic woes, populist insurgencies, and cultural transformations are testing the limits of government by the people. Here in the United States, democracy has long been considered a given, an unchanging way of life. But is it?

In How to Save a Constitutional Democracy, Tom Ginsburg and Aziz Huq, leading constitutional and international law scholars at the University of Chicago, map the weaknesses of the U.S. Constitution and the most likely paths away from a robust national democracy. In a conversation with Kate Shaw, Professor of Law at Cardozo, Huq, former head of the Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Project, discussed how American democracy is faring, the possibility of a democratic backslide, and prospects for reform.

Professor Huq's book was available for purchase and there was a signing after the panel discussion.

 

Panelists

Aziz Huq, Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law, Mark Claster Mamolen Teaching Scholar, University of Chicago School of Law; former Director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law

Kate Shaw, Professor of Law, Cardozo School of Law & Co-Director of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy

Wendy R. Weiser, Director, Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law

 

RSVP was here.

Date: October 5, 2018, 12-2pm
Location: NYU School of Law, 40 Washington Square South, Vanderbilt Hall, Rm. 206

 


September 28, 2018 | First Monday: Supreme Court Term Preview

A panel of Cardozo professors discussed the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, the upcoming Supreme Court Term and the future of the Supreme Court. The professors highlighted some of the important cases on the Supreme Court's docket and discussed Kavanaugh's potential effect on the Court's decision-making dynamics.

 

Panelists

Kate Shaw, Professor of Law, Cardozo School of Law & Co-Director of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy

Deborah Pearlstein, Professor of Law, Cardozo School of Law & Co-Director of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy

Alex Reinert, Professor of Law, Cardozo School of Law & Director of the Center for Rights & Justice

Michael Pollack, Assistant Professor of Law, Cardozo School of Law

 

Date: Friday, September 28, 2018, 12-1:15pm
Location: 55 Fifth Avenue, Rm. 205

 


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