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The Constitution and The Tea Party: Populist Originalism

The Chicago Lawyers Chapter
Start : Wednesday, June 06, 2012 11:30 AM
End : Wednesday, June 06, 2012 01:00 PM

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Location:
Maggiano's
The Rubesco Room (2nd Floor)
516 North Clark Street
(Corner of Clark & Grand: Enter Banquets facility on Grand Ave.)
Chicago, IL 60654

Featured Speakers:
Elizabeth Price Foley

Description:

Speaker:

  • Professor Elizabeth Price Foley, Institute for Justice Chair in Constitutional Litigation; Professor of Law at Florida International University College of Law; and Author, The Tea Party: Three Principles

As Publisher Cambridge University Press states: "In The Tea Party: Three Principles, constitutional law professor Elizabeth Price Foley takes on the mainstream media's characterization of the American Tea Party movement, asserting that it has been distorted in a way that prevents meaningful political dialogue and may even be dangerous for America's future. Foley sees the Tea Party as a movement of principles over politics. She identifies three 'core principles' of American constitutional law that bind the decentralized, wide-ranging movement: limited government, unapologetic U.S. sovereignty, and constitutional originalism. These three principles, Foley explains, both define the Tea Party movement and predict its effect on the American political landscape. Foley explains the three principles' significance to the American founding and constitutional structure. She then connects the principles to current issues as health care reform, illegal immigration, the war on terror, and internationalism."

Professor Foley will will be discussing her book, The Tea Party: Three Principles, at this event. Click here to learn more about her book.

Registration details:

Cost: $30 pre-paid, $35 at the door ($30 at the door with current Federalist Society membership card or Student I.D. in hand)

To register and pre-pay, RSVP by noon on June 4, 2012 at: http://fed-soc-constitution-teaparty.eventbrite.com.