Law, History & Politics: Federalist Papers No. 6 + Plessy v. Ferguson

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As we usher in the new year, a new discussion series will be introduced -- LAW, HISTORY AND POLITICS

The LHP series explore the intersections of its namesake -- an in-depth study of a particular law, court decision, or a legal precedent that shaped the political forces and its historical ramifications.

The LHP series will start out with subject matters that directly relate to the U.S.  For instance, we'll discuss landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions, particular Constitutional Amendments, or an influential Legislative body of work.

The advanced LHP series will explore international and comparative law from a historic perspective.  These may include: Magna Carta, the Code of Justinian, the Code of Hammurabi -- to more recent selections, such as the U.N. Declaration on Human Rights and the Geneva Convention.


For this meeting, we'll read and discuss the following:

•  The Federalist Papers No. 6 ("Concerning Dangers from Dissensions Between the States" -- by Alexander Hamilton).  Click here to access it online.

Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537 (1896) -- Click here to access it online.


While the reading assignments are not mandatory, all attendees are strongly urged to familiarize themselves with the general context of these selections.

New York, NY 10016 - USA

Thursday, April 6 at 7:00 PM