Dying Constitutionalism and the Fourteenth Amendment Ernest A. Young is the Alston & Bird Professor of Law at Duke University. HIs scholarly focus includes the role of history in American constitutionalism. Young is a graduate of Harvard Law School and served as a law clerk to Justice David H. Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court. David A. Strauss, the Gerald Ratner Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, is the author of The Living Constitution (Oxford 2010). He is an editor of the Supreme Court Review and has argued 19 cases before the Court.
Alfonso Morales, Milwaukee chief of police He’s Milwaukee’s new top cop. Alfonso Morales joined the Milwaukee Police Department in 1993. He was named interim police chief in February, succeeding retiring chief Ed Flynn. In April, the Fire and Police Commission removed the interim title and made Morales chief into 2020. Morales faces many of the same challenges Flynn faced: tamping down on reckless driving in the city, fighting a persistent violent-crime problem, and improving police-community relations. Morales has also had to deal with the fallout from the controversial arrest of Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown and has seen two of his officers killed in the line of duty. Morales will offer his vision for the Milwaukee Police Department when he joins us at the Lubar Center at Eckstein Hall.
Dr. Keith Posley, interim superintendent for Milwaukee Public Schools With the departure of former superintendent Darienne Driver, the state’s largest school district is now under new leadership. Keith Posley was the chief school administration officer for MPS before being named superintendent. He’s been with the district since 1990, having also served as an elementary school teacher, assistant principal, and principal. What are Posley’s plans for MPS? What needs to be done to improve student performance? Find out when the new superintendent joins us at the Law School’s Lubar Center.
David A. Strauss, University of Chicago, and Ernest A. Young, Duke University Where is the Supreme Court of the United States today? Its membership has largely “turned over” within half a generation. For more than a decade beginning in 1994 the Court was almost unprecedentedly stable (no change in justices), but now a majority of its current members have joined the Court since 2005. Yet has the Court changed all that much, or have we been in an even longer period of continuity than this focus on personnel would suggest? How does the Court of the past generation compare with other post-World War II eras in its approach to important areas of constitutional law involving individual rights and federal–state relations? Join us for a conversation with two Supreme Court experts: David A. Strauss, the Gerald Ratner Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, is an editor of the Supreme Court Review, has argued 19 cases before the Court, and serves as faculty director of the University of Chicago’s Jenner & Block Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic. Ernest A. Young, the Alston & Bird Professor of Law at Duke University, is a scholar of federalism, a former law clerk to Justice David H. Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court, and the principal author of several amicus curiae briefs in several recent Supreme Court cases.