Gay Marriage and Equal Protection: Solving the Controversy Untangling Public and Private Conceptions of Marriage

Tuesday, October 27 @ 12 Noon in BLB 109

Stephen Cox (Wilmer Hale; UHLC alumnus) and David Schwan (King & Spalding) will be discussing the topic of same-sex marriage.

Despite the title of this event, the discussion likely will be far from controversial.  Mr. Schwan is an openly gay attorney who has developed a successful practice at King & Spalding and will thus be able to provide a unique perspective on the issues.  Mr. Cox, on the other hand, will be discussing a position recently championed by former Solicitor General Ted Olson (Bush Administration), who has supported gay marriage, and believes that government needs to remove itself from the discussion.  Thus, the event will truly be more of a discussion, rather than a debate.

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How can the Constitution require race discrimination one day and prohibit it the next?

Thursday, October 15 @ 12 Noon in BLB 109

Prof. Lino Graglia (UT Law) and Pro. Peter Linzer (UHLC) will debate whether the Constitution can require race discrimination one day and prohibit it the next, following the Supreme Court’s ruling in Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School Dist. No. 1.

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An Educated Observer’s Guide to the Sotomayor Confirmation Hearings

Thursday, October 1 @ 12 Noon in BLB 109

Aaron Streett (Baker Botts) and Jeffrey Oldham (Bracewell & Guiliani), former clerks for the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist, will provide an insider’s perspective on the recent confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor.

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Intelligently Designing a Course on Intelligent Design

Friday, September 25 @ 12 Noon in the Heritage Room

Prof. Arnold Loewy (Texas Tech Law) and Prof. David Crump (UHLC) will debate and discuss the place of intelligent design in school curriculum.

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