Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning Presents: “Supreme State Courts: Protecting Rights and Liberties Despite the Supreme Court”
Supreme State Courts: Protecting Right and Liberties Despite the Supreme Court
Tuesday, January 11 from 5:30 – 7:00pm via Zoom
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) is happy to welcome back Albany Law School Professor Vincent Bonventre to talk about the role of state court decisions and their impact on federal rulings. The Supreme Court is the “nation’s highest court” and the Constitution – including the Supreme Court’s rulings – is the “Law of the Land.” That is accurate in a narrow, technical, and formalistic sense. But as a general, practical, and realistic sense, it is quite misleading. This talk explores the tradition of state court decisions throughout the nation that rejects rulings of the federal Supreme Court in order to provide greater protection for constitutional rights and liberties, and which are then the supreme law in their respective state jurisdictions. Registration is $18 in advance. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.