Friday, October 22, 2021
12 noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom Webinar
In People v. Uplinger, a Buffalo man challenged the constitutionality of his conviction for solicitation to commit sodomy. After he won in New York's Court of Appeals, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in the case but ultimately declined to rule on the merits.
Two years later, the Court upheld sodomy laws in Bowers v. Hardwick. Would Uplinger have produced a different result? This panel will explore that possibility, and will illuminate Uplinger's importance in the legal and political histories of this country, this state, and this region.
Questions? Please contact Professor Michael Boucai (firstname.lastname@example.org)