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City Club of Cleveland to host author and attorney Justin Driver of Yale Law School for a forum on public education and U.S. Supreme Court rulings since Brown vs Board of Education and Tinker vs Des Moines..What are the constitutional rights of students?

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Author, orator and constitutional attorney Justin Driver of Yale Law School  (pictured) to speak on Fri, Sept. 2 at the City Club of Cleveland in downtown Cleveland, Ohio and

CLEVELAND, Ohio- Professor Justin Driver, author of "The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American Mind" and an award-winning Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law and counselor to the dean at Yale Law School, will speak at the City Club of Cleveland for a luncheon at 11:30am on Fri, Sept 2, 2022.

Professor Driver teaches and writes in the area of constitutional law. He comes to downtown Cleveland this week as part of the City Club's  Authors in Conversation series, a series held in cooperation with Case Western Reserve University and sponsored by the  John P. Murphy Foundation through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. The speaking forum begins at noon after lunch begins and will be streamed live. TO PURCHASE LUCHEON TICKETS FOR THE SEPTEMBER 2 FORUM WITH AUTHOR JUSTIN DRIVER CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE CITY CLUB OF CLEVELAND WEBSITE AT CITYCLUB.ORG WHERE THE EVENT CAN ALSO BE WATCHED LIVE STREAM,

Founded in 1912  as a citadel of free speech, the City Club of Cleveland is a debate venue and one of the oldest acknowledged free speech forums in America. Its speakers have included everyone from former president Bill Clinton during his hey day to Will Rogers and the late Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu.

After the luncheon forum on Friday, a book signing with Driver will be held, also at the City Club. Mac's Backs will be on site for book sales.The book is also available for pre-order here for pick up at Mac's Backs, or the City Club.

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Race, sex, religion, crime, liberty, patriotism, equality. The Supreme Court's treatment of these incendiary topics has indelibly shaped public education and students' constitutional rights around the country. From intentionally drawing school districts to be more racially diverse, corporal punishment, and whether undocumented immigrants should have access to free public education, these rulings have lasting impacts both inside and outside of the schoolhouse gate.

In a 7-2 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court's majority, in Tinker vs Des Moines Independent School District, ruled that neither students nor teachers “shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate, a landmark decision that came 15 years after the Supreme Court outlawed racial disctrimination in public education relative to its 1954  Brown vs Board of Education decision, also a landmark decision.

Also a respected orator, Driver maintains that since the 1970s the Supreme Court has regularly abdicated responsibility in protecting students' rights, risking transforming public schools into Constitution-free zones where the Constitution is often disregarded or misinterpreted. Driver's  book examines the power of the Supreme Court inside the American school system during a time when a sweeping pandemic and mass shootings occupy the nation's public schools and state lawmakers across the country are authoritizing guns in schools for public schoool teachers and other personnel. and the most read Black digital newspaper and blog in Ohio and in the Midwest Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 August 2022 01:03


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The annual11th Congressional District Caucus Parade is Monday, September 2

11th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, a Warrensville Heights Democrat who also chairs the Congressional Black Caucus of Blacks in Congress. waives to the crowd last year at the annual 11th Congressional District Caucus Parade.  This year's parade kicks off on Monday, September 2 on Cleveland's east side at 10:00 am from E. 149th Street and Kinsman Road and ends at Luke Easter Park where the picnic will begin. The event will be replete with political speeches and entertainment from various sources, including local musicians and bands. The well-attended caucus parade was initiated by Democrat Louis Stokes, the retired congressman before Fudge, and the tradition was furthered by the late Democratic Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Fudges' predecessor. Stokes was the first Black congressperson from Ohio and Tubbs Jones was the first Black congresswoman from Ohio