Gibbons v. Ogden: Herbert Alan Johnson

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Author Herbert Alan Johnson  examines the lasting impact of an 1824 decision that became a key moment in the ongoing tug-of-war for power between individual states and the federal government.
Legal Landmarks
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
6:30pm @ Central Library

Author-educator Herbert Alan Johnson explains how a lawsuit over a steamboat monopoly ultimately led to Congress gaining the power to regulate interstate commerce.

Johnson is distinguished professor emeritus of law at the University of South Carolina.

Legal Landmarks is co-presented by the Kansas City Public Library, the Truman Library Institute, and the Federal Court Historical Society. The series is funded by grants from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Legacy Fund with additional support provided by Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP and co-sponsored by the University Press of Kansas and the University of Kansas School of Law.

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