|Yale Law Journal, Monday, 10 February 2014|
The Yale Law Journal will hold a Symposium, The Meaning of the Civil Rights Revolution, on February 28 and March 1, 2014.
The event will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and coincide with the publication of Bruce Ackerman's We the People: The Civil Rights Revolution. Leading scholars in constitutional law and civil rights law will gather at Yale Law School both to engage critically with the book and to consider the broader status of the civil rights revolution fifty years after the 1964 Act.
The contributors include Professors Bruce Ackerman, Samuel Bagenstos, Randy Barnett, Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Justin Driver, Richard Ford, Cary Franklin, Lani Guinier, Deborah Hellman, Randall Kennedy, Sophia Lee, Sanford Levinson, John Skrentny, Rogers Smith, David Strauss, David Super, Gerald Torres, and Kenji Yoshino.
Panels will be chaired by Professors Akhil Amar, Jack Balkin, Owen Fiss, Christine Jolls, and Reva Siegel.
The event is open to the Yale community and will be held in Room 129 of the Sterling Law Building.
1:10 – 1:30 Introduction (Dean Robert Post)
1:30 – 3:50 Constitutional Change and the Role of Courts (chaired by Jack Balkin)
Randy Barnett, We the People: Each and Every One
Justin Driver, Reactionary Rhetoric, Judicial Skepticism, and Liberal Legal Academia
Sanford Levinson, Popular Sovereignty and the United States Constitution: Tensions in the Ackermanian Program
David Strauss, The Neo-Hamiltonian Temptation
4:00 – 6:00 Constitutional Change and the Role of Social Movements (chaired by Owen Fiss)
Tomiko Brown-Nagin, The Civil Rights Canon: From Above and Below
Lani Guinier & Gerald Torres, Changing the Wind: Notes Toward a Demosprudence of Law and Social Movements
David Super, Protecting Civil Rights in the Shadows
6:00 – 6:30 Comments by Bruce Ackerman
8:30 – 9:30 Breakfast (SLB Room 120)
9:30 – 11:30 Spheres and Strategies for Civil Rights (chaired by Reva Siegel)
Samuel Bagenstos, Universalism and Civil Rights
Cary Franklin, Separate Spheres
Rogers Smith, Ackerman’s Civil Rights Revolution and Modern American Racial Politics
12:15 – 2:15 The Civil Rights Revolution in Employment (chaired by Christine Jolls)
Richard Thompson Ford, Rethinking Rights After the Second Reconstruction
Sophia Lee, A Revolution at War with Itself? Preserving Employment Preferences from Weber to Ricci
John Skrentny, Have We Moved Beyond the Civil Rights Revolution?
2:30 – 4:30 The Anti-Humiliation Principle and the Legacy of Brown (chaired by Akhil Amar)
Deborah Hellman, Equal Protection in the Key of Respect
Randall Kennedy, Ackerman’s Brown
Kenji Yoshino, The Anti-Humiliation Principle and Same-Sex Marriage
4:30 – 5:00 Closing Remarks by Bruce Ackerman