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John Marshall’s Legacy Today–Continuing Legal Education

September 8, 2014 by Barbara

John Marshall’s Legacy Today John Marshall is the leading figure of American law. His colleague Justice Joseph Story was right that Marshall would have been a great man in any age. But by virtue of the age in which he lived and the position that he occupied as Chief Justice of the United States, Marshall’s greatness was made manifest as Expounder of the Constitution. Our panel will explore the great Chief Justice’s legacy from the perspectives of history, judging, and the law. Topics covered included rules of statutory interpretation, the scope of congressional power under the Commerce Clause and the Necessary & Proper Clause, and the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. Panelists are Kevin C. Walsh, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Richmond School of Law, Charles F. Hobson, Professor at William & Mary and Editor of the Papers of John Marshall and Judge Paul V. Niemeyer, U.S. Fourth Circuit Judge.

DATE: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 LOCATION: McGuireWoods LLP One James Center 901 East Cary Street Richmond, VA 23219 TIME: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – CLE seminar (this program is expected to be approved for 1.0 hour of MCLE credit) 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – cocktail reception The event is free of charge, but reservations are required. Space is limited to 100 attendees; reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis. To make a reservation, contact Sharon Potter at SPotter@richmondbar.org or 780-0700.

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