“Congress has ample power to determine whom we will admit to our shores and by what means it will effectuate its exclusion policy. The only limitation is that it may not do so by authorizing United States officers to take without due process of law the life, the liberty or the property of an alien who has come within our jurisdiction; and that means he must meet a fair hearing with fair notice of the charges. It is inconceivable to me that this measure of simple justice and fair dealing would menace the security of this country. No one can make me believe that we are that far gone.”
Justice Robert H. Jackson, dissenting in Shaughnessy, District Director of Immigration & Naturalization v. United States ex rel. Ignatz Mezei, March 16, 1953
10:00 am Welcome & Introduction
Susan Moran Murphy President & CEO
Alan Y. Cole Memorial Lecture: Robert H. Jackson on Immigrants, Citizens, Power & Liberty
John Q. Barrett, Professor of Law, St. John’s University, & Elizabeth S. Lenna Fellow, Robert H. Jackson Center
National & State Powers -Lucas Guttentag, Professor of the Practice of Law, Stanford Law School & Distinguished Senior Fellow and Lecturer, Yale Law School; former Senior Counselor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; founder and former director ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project,
Sweeping Power and Shallow Rights: An Historical Perspective on Immigration Regulation and Constitutional Protections
Rick Su, Professor of Law, University at Buffalo School of Law
Sanctuary or Force Multiplier: Local Involvement in Federal Immigration Enforcement
Question & Answer
12:00-1:15 pm Lunch
Keynote Speaker: Theodore M. Shaw, Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law & Director of the Center for Civil Rights, University of North Carolina School of Law; former Director-Counsel & President of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
Uncharted Territory: The Existential Threat to American Republic
1:30 pm Second Panel
Security & Civil Rights
Joyce White Vance, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, University of Alabama School of Law; former United States Attorney, Northern District of Alabama (2009-2017)
The Role of the Prosecutor in Protecting Civil Rights and Keeping Communities Safe
Margo Schlanger, Henry M. Butzel Professor of Law, University of Michigan; former U.S. Department of Homeland Security Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
Civil Rights at the Border: National Security, Border Screening, and the Muslim Ban
3:00 pm Participants – Audience dialogue
3:30 pm Conclusion, soft drinks, & socializing.
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Thank you to our sponsors!
Alan Y. Cole Lectureship Endowment Fund &
Stanley A. Weeks Charitable Legacy Fund at
Chautauqua Region Community Foundation