Events for September 2017
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Monday, September 18th
Professor Emeritus of Politics and Government Robert Bradley will talk about key issues involving the free press.
Thursday, September 21st
From wedding cakes to playgrounds, Justice James Knecht of the Fourth District Appellate Court of Illinois will discuss the religion establishment and free exercise clause of the first Amendment.
Friday, September 22nd
While Normal uses groundwater as a public water supply, Bloomington uses surface water. What are the differences between the two?
Monday, September 25th
Over the past few years, high-profile protests have sparked renewed discussions on the right to peacefully assemble. In this session the history and major Supreme Court rulings on the freedom of assembly will be reviewed.
Thursday, September 28th
This session will use a combination of Supreme Court cases and real world examples to explore the way(s) free speech has evolved in the United States since 1787.
Friday, September 29th
The United Nations annually publishes a "World Happiness Report" and almost every year Denmark is ranked as the world's happiest country. What makes Danes happy?