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Somin Takes Part in Symposium on Same-Sex Marriage Issues

Professor Ilya Somin participated in a celebration of Constitution Day at ITT Chicago-Kent College of Law by taking part in a panel discussion of issues related to same-sex marriages.

The October 10 event, "When did It Become Unconstitutional for States to Ban Same Sex Marriage?: Constitutional Interpretation in the 21st Century," was co-sponsored by the Jack Miller Center and Chicago-Kent's Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States.

Professor Steve Heyman moderated the discussion, which included a conversation regarding Hollingsworth v. Perry, a challenge to California's Proposition 8, and United States v. Windsor, a challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Somin was joined on the panel by ITT Chicago-Kent Professors Katharine Baker and Carolyn Shapiro.

In conjunction with Somin's visit to ITT Chicago-Kent, Professor Christopher Schmidt of that institution published a review of Somin's latest book, Democracy and Political Ignorance, which can be read here.