Tuesday, September 16, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Lecture Hall, McGeorge School of Law
3200 5th Avenue, Sacramento, 95817
FREE PUBLIC PROGRAM
Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Sacramento Chapter
American Constitution Society, McGeorge School of Law
Speakers trace the history of related court rulings from the 1963 Supreme Court decision to the present.
Ellery Schempp, in 1956 a 16-year-old high school student, wondered why his school had prayer and devotional Bible reading every day in violation of the U.S. Constitution. He asked the question and made history.
Alan Brownstein, Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of California, Davis School of Law, will trace subsequent cases related to the Schempp decision.
Christian M. Keiner, managing partner of the Sacramento office of Girard and Vinson, who won the precedent-setting Cole v. Oroville Union High School District case forbidding proselytizing graduation speech, will give a local focus.
Directions to Lecture Hall, McGeorge School of Law:
From Highway 99: When coming from either the south or the north, exit Hwy 99 at 12th Avenue. If you were driving south on Hwy 99, turn right (west) on 12th Ave. If you were driving north on Hwy 99, turn left (west) on 12th Ave. Drive west one block on 12th Ave. to Franklin Blvd. Turn right (north) on Franklin Blvd. and go about one mile to 5th Ave. Turn right (east) on 5th Ave. and go about two blocks to campus.
Lecture Hall: The lecture hall is on the left side of 5th Ave. across from the main entrance of the campus. Park on the street or in unreserved spaces in campus lots. You can also obtain a parking permit from the Admissions Office.
From Interstate 5: Take Business 80 east, and then take the Hwy 99 South exit. Exit Hwy 99 at the first exit, 12th Ave. (See directions from Hwy 99 South above.) From Interstate 80: At the intersection of Interstate 80 and Business 80, take Business 80 east, then take the Hwy 99 South exit. Exit Hwy 99 at the first exit, 12th Ave. (See directions from Hwy 99 South above.)
From Highway 50: Take the Hwy 99 South exit. Exit Hwy 99 at the first exit, 12th Ave. (See directions from Hwy 99 South above.)