Albany Law School professor Paul Finkelman will address the Constitutionality of Laws regarding Equality Issues at Temple Israel of New Rochelle’s third annual Pride Shabbat at 8 p.m. June 24. A discussion will follow the service.
Professor Finkelman is an expert in constitutional history and constitutional law, freedom of religion, the law of slavery, civil liberties and the American Civil War, and legal issues surrounding baseball. He has written extensively on Thomas Jefferson and on Abraham Lincoln.
He teaches constitutional law, with a particular interest in all dimensions of the First Amendment, and has written in the field of religion and the law. He was the chief expert witness in the Alabama Ten Commandments monument case and his scholarship on religious monuments in public spaces was cited by the U.S. Supreme Count. His scholarship on the Second Amendment has also been cited by the Supreme Court. In 2002, he was a key expert witness in the suit over who owned Barry Bonds’ 73rd home run ball.
Finkelman is the author of more than 150 scholarly articles and more than 25 books. He has appeared on C-Span programs, on PBS and the History channel. His op-eds and pieces have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today and on the Huffington Post.
Professor Finkelman is the President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy and Senior Fellow, Government Law Center at Albany Law School.
The event is sponsored by the Kulanu Committee which supports, advocates and creates a welcoming community for its LGBT members, family and friends. The synagogue is located at 1000 Pinebrook Blvd., New Rochelle. For more information call 914-235-1800 or visit www.tinr.org