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The Constitution at the Border: When Immigration Policy and Constitutional Norms Clash

Margo Schlanger

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Margo Schlanger is the Wade H. and Dores M. McCree Collegiate Professor of Law at the University of Michigan, where she has taught since 2009. She teaches constitutional law, torts, and classes relating to civil rights and to prisons. She also founded and runs the Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse. Professor Schlanger earned her J.D. from Yale in 1993. She then served as law clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1993 to 1995. From 1995 to 1998, she was a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, where she worked to remedy civil rights abuses by prison and police departments on civil rights issues and civil and criminal detention.In addition to her research and writing, Professor Schlanger does substantial work in civil rights litigation and prison and immigration reform. She has been appointed class counsel in Hamama v. Adducci, a national class action to ensure due process for Iraqi nationals whom the Trump Administration seeks to deport.

This presentation will examine some current controversies relating to immigration, border enforcement, and the Constitution.

This is the last in OLLI’S distinguished lecture series for 2018-19. A total of ten lectures are presented covering a variety of topics.
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  • $25 for a 5-lecture series (or $10 for a single lecture daypass, payable at the door; checks preferable) $20 for the Annual Membership Fee (effective from September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019).

When and Where

Washtenaw Community College, Towsley Auditorium, Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 East Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

June 2019

10:00am - 11:30am

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