PROGRAM HELD AT GRANVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
In partnership with Granville Historical Society and GEVSD
Dr. Michael Les Benedict discusses the influence of the commitment to constitutional liberty on decision making in the U.S., the way people make constitutional claims generally, and how they use both politics and the law to secure those claims. It will also consider the importance of federalism in determining the forum-state or national-where legal decisions are made, the role of the courts, and the need for Americans to understand how the courts and the law itself are parts of a political process in which they must have input. Current events will be discussed.
Dr. Benedict is Professor Emeritus of American Legal and Constitutional History and U.S. Constitutional Law at the Ohio State University. He has published many numbers books and articles on legal developments during and following the Civil War.