Challenge Lead by Jackson Dismissed in Decatur: Federal Judge Strikes Racial Bias Charge Down

Wednesday, January 12, 2000

Who: Jennifer Roback Morse is a Hoover Institution research fellow. Her research interests are race and ethnicity, economics and ethics, and secession.

Morse was a founding member of the Academic Advisory Boards of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty, the Institute for Justice, and the Women's Freedom Network. Her scholarly articles have appeared in the Journal of Political Economy, Economic Inquiry, the Journal of Economic History, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, the University of Chicago Law Review, and the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. Her public policy articles have appeared in Policy Review, The American Enterprise, Fortune, Reason, and the Wall Street Journal.

Her recent scholarly articles have appeared in Social Philosophy and Policy, the Independent Review, and the Notre Dame Journal of Law Ethics and Public Policy. Her recent public policy articles have appeared in The American Enterprise, Vital Speeches, and Religion and Liberty. Her current book project is entitled Reinventing Libertarianism: The Family in a Free Society.

What: Available to discuss:

  • Was the Decatur School Board justified in its actions?

  • What message is Jesse Jackson sending to the students by playing the race card in his argument?

  • Don't locally elected officials have the right to make decisions without the interference of national figures?

  • Is "zero tolerance" the proper response to school violence?