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The Creation of the Bill of Rights with Lackland H. Bloom, Jr.
February 20, 2017 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.| $15
Join us in celebrating the 28th anniversary of The Sixth Floor Museum on Presidents Day with a special program featuring constitutional law expert Professor Lackland H. Bloom, Jr. of Southern Methodist University. Dr. Bloom will examine the creation of the Bill of Rights with special emphasis on the First Amendment in conjunction with the temporary exhibition “Amending America,” on display through March 16. A reception will follow the program.
A member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Order of the Coif, as well as administrative editor of the Michigan Law Review, Professor Bloom was law clerk to Chief Justice John R. Brown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He later was associated with the Washington firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. A specialist in constitutional law, he has published articles concerning freedom of speech and the rhetoric of Supreme Court opinions. The Oxford University Press has published Professor Bloom’s book Do Great Cases Make Bad Law? (2014), as well as his previous book Methods of Interpretation: How the Supreme Court Reads the Constitution (2009). Professor Bloom is also active in the field of copyright.