Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Goluboff to Speak at LOC Constitution Day Event, Sept. 17, 2013

Risa Goluboff (University of Virginia) is scheduled to speak at a Library of Congress Constitution Day Event on September 17, 2013. Here's the announcement:

The Law Library of Congress will host Professor Risa L. Goluboff in a celebration of Constitution Day 2013. The title of Professor Goluboff’s lecture is “How the Constitution Changes: Social and Political Aspects of the Law.” This program is part of the Law Library’s annual celebration of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day—a federal holiday that is observed each year to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, and to “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.”
This program will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the Montpelier Room, located on the sixth floor of the Library’s James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. The event is free and open to the public; tickets are not required.
Professor Risa L. Goluboff will discuss how changes in constitutional interpretation occur over time. Professor Goluboff will describe how social movements, judges, lawyers, legislators, administrators, and community pressure all contribute to new understandings of the Constitution. To illustrate these forces, Professor Goluboff will draw from her current book project on the changing constitutional status of vagrancy laws in the 1960s and 1970s as part of the social transformations of that era.

More information is available here.