December 6, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Central Time
ACS Minneapolis-St. Paul: Schoolhouse Rock: Do Students Have a Voice Under the Constitution?
Students protesting gun violence. Students choosing what they wear. Students resisting searches when there is no probable cause. We think public school students have the same rights and protections as anyone else under the U.S. Constitution. But do they? Schools restrict speech on and off campus, impose "zero tolerance" policies that disproportionately affect students of color, and conduct degrading strip searches of students.
How have the U.S. Supreme Court and lower courts interpreted the U.S. Constitution? How have recent rulings, especially since the 1970s, changed what rights and protections students actually have?
Join the Minneapolis-St. Paul Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society and Milkweed Books for a discussion with Professor Justin Driver on his new book, The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, The Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American Mind.
Justin Driver, Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law and Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Teaching Scholar, University of Chicago Law School; Member, ACS National Board of Academic Advisors; former law clerk for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Justice Stephen Breyer, and Judge Merrick Garland