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The 14th Amendment, Explained

from Wyomissing Public Library

Nov 20, 2018
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The 14th Amendment to the US Constitution will be the subject of a presentation at the Wyomissing Public Library on Wednesday, November 28th at 6 PM. The program is free and open to the public.

Citizenship, privileges or immunities, due process, equal protection and enforcement are all covered in this amendment which was passed by Congress a year after the end of the Civil War, in 1866, and ratified in 1868.

Donald J. Smith, Esquire, the Executive Director of the Berks County Bar Association, will discuss the amendment and the clauses within during his presentation. Mr. Smith has been the director of the Bar Association since 2009; before that he was a personal injury attorney with Liever, Hyman and Potter, PC.  He has served as chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Law Section, and was a co-author of several editions of that group’s Practice and Procedure manual. He has been the recipient of numerous state and local awards, including the Alvernia University Seniors College Saint Bonaventure Award for High Distinction in Teaching. Mr. Smith teaches courses at the Seniors College on Clarence Darrow, the US Constitution and the Supreme Court. He is a graduate of Shippensburg University and the Dickinson School of Law of Penn State University.

Wyomissing Public Library is located at 9 Reading Boulevard in Wyomissing. Registration for the program is requested and may be done at, at the front desk of the library, or by phone at 610-374-2385.

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