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Citizen's Soapbox: Civics Classes

  • St. Philip's Parish House (map)

"This is Your Constitution" with William Hellerstein, Brooklyn Law School faculty member specializing in Constitutional Litigation.

This is your Constitution is a brief overview of the Constitution including:

The Judicial Function and competing theories of constitutional interpretation; National powers and local activities: commerce, taxing, spending, and war and foreign affairs powers; Federal limits on state powers to regulate the local economy; Separation of powers between Congress and the presidency; The Bill of Rights and the States: substantive due process, the takings clause, the contract clause, procedural due process; Equal Protection; Congressional power to enforce civil rights. In presenting each topic, the key cases involved will be discussed.

Earlier Event: March 26
Coffee Hour following service
Later Event: April 9
8AM: Palm Sunday Holy Communion