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The Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy presents


The Cult of the Constitution:

Our Deadly Devotion to Guns

and Free Speech


Book Talk with Professor Mary Anne Franks &

Chancellor’s Professor Michele Goodwin




Join Chancellor’s Professor Michele Goodwin and Professor Mary Anne Franks in conversation about The Cult of the Constitution: Our Deadly Devotion to Guns and Free Speech. In her controversial and provocative book, Professor Franks examines the thin line between constitutional fidelity and constitutional fundamentalism. The Cult of the Constitution reveals how deep fundamentalist strains in both conservative and liberal American thought keep the Constitution in the service of white male supremacy, lays bare the dark, antidemocratic consequences of constitutional fundamentalism, and urges readers to take the Constitution seriously, not selectively.


Friday, March 20, 2020

12:00 – 1:00 pm

UCI School of Law, EDU 1111

Mary Anne Franks is Professor of Law at the University of Miami School of Law and President and Legislative & Tech Policy Director at the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI). Franks’ writing and research have been featured in Time, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and The Guardian, among other outlets.



After the event, copies of Professor Franks’ book will be available for purchase and signing.


This event is free and open to the public.

Light lunch will be served.

Please RSVP, as space is limited.




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UCI guest parking is $2/hour.


For more information, or to request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact the CBGHP Center Coordinator.



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