Legal Landmarks

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Legal Landmarks
Supreme Court Decisions that Changed America


A lecture series co-presented by the Kansas City Public Library, the Truman Library Institute, and the Federal Court Historical Society. All programs begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Dred Scott and the Politics of Slavery - Earl M. Maltz
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 | RSVP Now!

Plessy v. Ferguson: Race and Inequality in Jim Crow America - Williamjames Hull Hoffer
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 | RSVP Now!

Mapp v. Ohio: Guarding Against Unreasonable Searches and Seizures - Carolyn N. Long
Thursday, August 29, 2013 | RSVP Now!

Roe v. Wade: The Abortion Rights Controversy in American History - Peter Charles Hoffer
Thursday, September 19, 2013 | RSVP Now!

Gibbons v. Ogden: John Marshall, Steamboats, and the Commerce Clause - Herbert Alan Johnson
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 | RSVP Now!


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.