Prof. Steve Barnes, Penn State Law: I Have a Dream: The Commerce Clause and Race under the U.S. Constitution
As U.S. cultural and political attitudes change, so do trends in U.S. law. Where is the U.S. Constitution in all of this?
How rigid—or how flexible—is the Constitution?
In this presentation, Penn State Law Assistant Dean Stephen (Steve) Barnes, shares how the U.S. Congress flexed its power under the Commerce Clause to address racial discrimination in the 1960s in the United States.
What cultural and political changes are expressing themselves now in the U.S.? How will the Constitution respond—or hold-up? Let’s discuss!