The annual LEA 2018 Awards Banquet will be held on Thursday, March 1st, 2018 at the Mermaid Event Center 2200 County Hwy. 10, Mounds View (near Ramsey Co. Rd. H, just northwest of junction of Hwy. 10 and I-35W). Free parking and entrance are on the west side, in back of the building.
HONORING: Representatives Cal Bahr, Matt Dean, and Eric Lucero.
Social Hour and Registration Begins at 5:30 P.M. — Dinner 6:30 P.M.
Featured Speakers: Attorney Erick Kaardal and Prof. Teresa Collett
Topic: Reading Our Constitution, in Plain English
In other words: why is it so hard for the people to have a common understanding of our state or federal constitutions?
How has legal interpretation strayed so far from the plain language of our constitution? What can we do about it?
Mr. Erick Kaardal earned a J.D. degree from the University of Chicago law school. He is a partner in the Mohrman, Kaardal and Erickson firm, and specializes in strategic litigation against the government. Erick Kaardal has been the legal strategist behind two First Amendment lawsuits that reached the U.S. Supreme Court. Republican Party of Minnesota v. White , in a 5 to 4 decision, for the first time applied the First Amendment to judicial candidate speech. Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on February 28, 2018.
Prof. Teresa Collett earned a J.D. degree from the Univ. of Oklahoma law school. She is a professor at the University of St. Thomas law school, where she teaches Constitutional Litigation and serves as director of the school’s Prolife Center.
Come join members of LEA for an evening with supporters of constitutional government from across Minnesota as we gather to hear from LEA’s legislative honorees and present LEA award-plaques to those who earned honors in our 2017 report. The event is open to all dues-paying members, and dues are only $10 per year. Reserve your dinner and pay your 2018 dues of $10 (if you haven’t already done so) using the button below. Save the date! We look forward to seeing you at the banquet!
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