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Review of the Historical, Legal and Constitutional Underpinnings of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the Constitution
March 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The class will review the historical, legal and Constitutional underpinnings of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments. Palmer will address the Constitutional background for these Amendments, as well as their purpose, function, and operation.
The 13th Amendment’s significance is the development through cases and interpretation and the “Badge of Slavery Doctrine.”
The 14th Amendment import is through the development of cases and interpretation, the “Great Equalizer,” and the structure of the Amendment (5 Sections) with a focus on Section 1 and 5, and legislation.
The 15th Amendment import is the development of cases and interpretation, the “10th Amendment and 15th Amendment Matrix,” and the Constitutional siblings: 19th, 23rd, 24th, and 26th Amendments.
Lecturer: Jim Palmer, a practicing attorney who handles, among other matters, Constitutional Law issues, governmental affairs, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties litigation, (primarily as defense counsel). He is an Adjunct Quincy University faculty member, teaching, among other courses, Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.
POLIS is an opportunity for lifelong learning for seniors, 55+ years. There are two semesters each year requiring a membership fee of $15 per semester. Choose from 15 or more classes each semester. Classes are $4 each. Classes are casual in lecture format with no tests, plus cookies and coffee at break. Cancellations do occur due to inclement weather. Call the office at 217-228-5594 to hear cancellation messages. Attend a one time only class for free to see if POLIS is for you. Walk in. Sit down and enjoy.
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