Civil Libteries Week at UDC Law, March 29-April 1st.
- THIS WEEK!!!
Tortured Law (10 minutes, 2009)
This documentary by Alliance for Justice examines the role lawyers played in authorizing torture, and calls upon Attorney General Holder to conduct a full investigation of those who ordered, designed, and justified torture. Discussion and Q&A to follow, featuring UDC Law Professor John Brittain and Lisa A. Hayes from AFJ. Presented by NLG, ACS, and ACLU clubs of UDC Law, and the Alliance For Justice.
Citizens United v. F.E.C.-Differing views from within the ACLU
The recent Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United will have major implications on future elections, but by setting its precedent, did the court uphold or slash civil liberties? Debate features UDC Law Professor John Brittain, former member of the Executive Committee of the National Board of the ACLU; and an attorney from the ACLU of the Nationʼs Capital. Presented by the ACLU, ACS and NLG clubs of UDC Law.
Wednesday: 7:00PM (NOTE - EVENING EVENT!)
10 Rules for Dealing with the Police (40 minutes, 2010)
Learn how to assert your rights when confronted by the police. Produced by Flex Your Rights, the makers of the acclaimed Busted. Narrated by legendary trial lawyer William "Billy" Murphy, Jr. (from HBOʼs The Wire). Q&A following the movie with the film makers and an attorney from the ACLU of the Nationʼs Capital. Presented by ACLU Club, the Drug Policy Reform Group (SSDP) and.Flex Your Rights.
****Please note that Thursday's movie is scheduled for 7pm.****
De Facto Racism in Cocaine Sentencing
For 25 years, the disparity in crack/powder cocaine sentencing has been facially neutral, but have had the effect of sentencing blacks and Hispanics at an overwhelming rate. As Congress debates closing this gap, learn how this law came to be, why early challenges failed, and what is being done now address the de facto racism of the current law. Featuring Eric Sterling, President of the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation who worked on the House committee responsible for the law, and Jasmine Tyler, Deputy Director of National Affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance and a leading lobbyist working to reform the law. Presented by the ACLU Club, BLSA and LLSA of UDC Law.