2020 Austin W. Scott, Jr. Lecture Series

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“Is It Time for a New Civil Rights Act? Addressing Modern Obstructionist Procedure”

University of Colorado Law School Professor Suzette Malveaux will explore how the U.S. Supreme Court’s civil procedure jurisprudence has undermined access to justice and civil rights enforcement, and why a new civil rights law is necessary during this critical and tumultuous time in our country.

The United States is in the midst of the largest civil rights movement since that of the 1960s, and calls for justice for Black and marginalized communities are stronger than ever. Many decry the violence such communities have experienced as a result of centuries of systemic racism and discrimination, which has led to significant, though insufficient, legislative gains. What has received comparatively scant attention, however, is the violence done to those legislative gains, and to civil rights more generally, through the Supreme Court’s increasingly obstructionist procedural jurisprudence. This year’s Scott Lecture explores whether a new civil rights act is the answer.

Named for Austin Scott, a member of the law school faculty for 20 years, this annual lecture features a member of the Colorado Law faculty selected by the dean who is engaged in a significant scholarly project.

One general CLE credit pending for Colorado attorneys. If you have any questions about this event, please contact lawevents@colorado.edu or (303) 492-8048.







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