Date(s) - 04/29/17
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Chicago Humanities Festival
First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple
77 W Washington St | Chicago, IL | 60602
“Stone shows that with respect to sex and freedom…we are in the midst of a genuine revolution.” – Cass Sunstein, author of #Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media
In his new book Sex and the Constitution, legal scholar and CHF favorite Geoffrey Stone explores the historical evolutions of religious, social, and legal approaches to sex and the surprising role American constitutional law has played in contemporary debates over all manner of sexual mores: obscenity, contraception, abortion, and homosexuality. These issues have been at the core of what Stone deems a “constitutional revolution,” and will likely remain controversial topics under the new administration and the current—and future—line-up on the Supreme Court. Don’t miss this wide-ranging conversation on the past, present, and future of sex, the role of the Court, and the evolution of constitutional law.
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A book signing will follow this program
This program is presented as part of the Karla Scherer Endowed Lecture Series for the University of Chicago.