Center for Constitutional Law

Past Symposia and Programs

Constitutional Law Symposium
Women's Legal History Symposium

Reading Abraham Lincoln

September 10, 2014, 11:00am – 1:30 pm, Room L-151 at University of Akron School of Law: Professor Wilson R. Huhn participated in a debate regarding the social, professional and legal effects of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.  This event was sponsored by the student chapter of ACLU.

September 16, 2014, 3:00 – 5:00 PM: There was a discussion of major cases in the U.S. Supreme Court in the last Term (2013-2014).  CLE credit was offered. Click here for details.

  1. Burwell v. Hobby Lobby (for-profit corporation’s statutory right to refuse to provide health insurance coverage for certain forms of birth control under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act)
  2. Town of Greece v. Galloway (official prayer under the Establishment Clause)
  3. McCullen v. Coakley (constitutionality under First Amendment of statute creating buffer zone against protests near reproductive care clinics)
  4. McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission (constitutionality under First Amendment of statute limiting aggregate amount an individual may contribute to political campaigns)
  5. Harris v. Quinn (constitutionality under First Amendment of state law requiring state’s home health aides to pay “fair share fees” to union for collective bargaining services)
  6. National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning (constitutionality of President’s recess appointments under doctrine of Separation of Powers)
  7. Schuette v. BAMN (constitutionality of state law prohibiting Board of Regents from taking race into account in college admissions).

October 9, 2014: Professor Wilson R. Huhn participated in the program: Supreme Court Update: Constitutional Law Decisions of the 2013-2014 Term, a continuing legal education program for the Ohio Judicial College.