Saturday, October 5, 2019

The Chicago Federal District Court at 200

[We have the following announcement.  DRE] 
A Symposium to Commemorate the Bicentennial of the Federal District Court in Chicago. Friday, October 11, 2019,Chicago-Kent College of Law,565 West Adams Street, Chicago.Marovitz Courtroom. This event is free and open to the public. Please register here. 9:00 – 9:10 am Welcome and Opening Remarks

Kenesaw Mountain Landis (LC)
Christopher Schmidt (Chicago-Kent College of Law)

Dean Anita Krug (Chicago-Kent College of Law)

9:10 – 10:15 am Panel I—Radicalism on Trial

Christopher Schmidt (Chicago-Kent College of Law): “The Case of Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis” 

Dean Strang (StrangBradley LLC): “The 1918 Bombing of the Federal Courthouse in Chicago” 

Richard Kling (Chicago-Kent College of Law): “The Chicago Seven Trial” 

Chair: Sheldon Nahmod (Chicago-Kent College of Law)

10:30 – 11:45 Panel II—Housing, Schools, and Race

Leonard Rubinowitz (Northwestern School of Law): “The Role of the Federal Courts in Desegregating Public Housing” 

Beryl Satter (Rutgers University, History Department) and Jack Macnamara (Loyola University Chicago, Center for Urban Research and Learning): “Courts, Racism, and the Creation of American Ghettos”

Benjamin Superfine (University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Educational Policy Studies): “School Finance Reform Litigation” 

Chair: Christopher Schmidt (Chicago-Kent College of Law)

12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch [Morris Hall, 10th Floor]

Keynote Address by Flint Taylor (People’s Law Office and author of Torture Machine: Racism and Police Violence in Chicago)

1:30 – 2:00 “The Federal Courts, Then and Now,” an Address by Clara Altman (Federal Judicial Center)

2:00 – 3:00 Panel III: Policing

Andrew Baer (University of Alabama, Birmingham, History Department): “The Trials of Jon Burge” 

Stephen Rushin (Loyola University Chicago, School of Law) “Police Accountability Litigation”

Chair: Joanna Grisinger (Northwestern University, Legal Studies)

3:00 – 3:15 Remarks by Chief Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois