Barnette at 75 — FIU Law Review Hosts Major Conference

Professor Howard Wasserman

Earlier this month the Florida International University Law Review hosted a major conference to celebrate the 75th anniversary of West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette (1943). Of the many conferences I have attended, this was unquestionably one of the very best.  

Organized mainly by Professor Howard Wassermanthe event made for a wonderful mix of  different ways (historical, jurisprudential and biographical) by which to consider and reconsider the landmark flag-salute case.

If you think you know everthing there is to know about Barnette, think again and check out the video of the conference (see time markers below).  Print issue forthcoming. 

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Barnette at 75: The Past, Present, and Future of the “Fixed Star in Our Constitutional Constellation”

Friday, October 5, 2018

0:20:26

Welcome and Introduction, Prof. Howard Wasserman, Faculty Symposium Organizer

0:25:00

Welcome remarks, Dean Antony Page, Florida International University College of Law

FIU Law Review Members 2018-2019

First Panel: Barnette in Historical Context

0:32:13

Ronald K. L. Collins, Harold S. Shefelman Scholar, University of Washington School of Law

  • Thoughts on Hayden C. Covington and the Paucity of Litigation Scholarship

0:57:07

John Inazu, Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law & Religion, Washington University School of Law

  • Barnette and the Four Freedoms

1:13:20

Genevieve Lakier, Professor of Law, University of Chicago School of Law

  • Barnette, Compelled Speech, and the Regulatory State

1:32:00

Brad Snyder, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

  • Frankfurter and the Flag Salute Cases

Second Panel: Reading Barnette

2:39:15

Aaron Saiger, Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law

  • The Pedagogy of Barnette

3:00:49

Steven Smith, Warren Distinguished Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law

  • “Fixed Star” or “Twin Star”? The Ambiguity of Barnette

3:20:58

Paul Horwitz, Gordon Rosen Professor of Law, University of Alabama School of Law

  • Barnette: A Close Reading (for Vince Blasi)

Keynote Address

4:31:55

John Q. Barrett, Professor of Law, St. John’s University School of Law

  • Justice Jackson & Jehova’s Witnesses: Barnette in its Context, and in Jackson’s Life and Work

Third Panel

5:30:05

Erica Goldberg, Professor of Law, University of Dayton School of Law

  • “Good Orthodoxy” and the Legacy of Barnette

5:52:12

Abner S. Greene, Leonard F. Manning Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law

  • Barnette andMasterpiece Cakeshop: Some Unanswered Questions

6:12:19

Leslie Kendrick, Vice Dean and David H. Ibbeken ’71 Research Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

  • A Fixed Star in New Skies: The Evolution of Barnette

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