The lecture will discuss the role of norms and conventions—rather than judicially enforceable legal rules—in stabilizing the U.S. constitutional system. After identifying some of those norms and conventions, the lecture will describe how some aspects of the litigation over the “travel ban” show how pressure on norms and conventions can affect the way courts approach the adjudication of “ordinary” constitutional cases.
Admission is free.
Sponsored by the School of Public Policy, the Department of Media and Communication Studies, the Department of Philosophy, and the Department of Student Life.
Photo by Phil Farnsworth.
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