American Constitution Society of NM to hold inaugural event on April 20

A chapter of the American Constitution Society is apparently being formed in New Mexico, and its inaugural event will be held tomorrow, April 20, 2016, in Room 2402 at the UNM Law School, at 5:30 p.m.

The speaker at this event will be Juan Melendez, who spent over 17 years on death row in Florida before being exonerated. After his talk, Prof. Gordon Rahn will lead a discussion about wrongful convictions.

This event is free and open to the public. For $5 you can even get CLE credit, which is a bargain.

The American Constitutional Society is an organization that promotes discussion and debates about legal and public policy issues from a progressive or liberal viewpoint. It was founded as a counterpart to the more well-known Federalist Society, which does the same thing from a generally conservative or libertarian standpoint.

I am glad to see a chapter of ACS being formed here. I hope that ACS will bring interesting speakers, and host debates on legal issues, here in New Mexico.

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