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Molasses and the Sticky Origins of the Fourth Amendment - Alumni is a Course

Molasses and the Sticky Origins of the Fourth Amendment - Alumni


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1 Hour




**Alumni - Give what you want

*ASU Alumni CLE courses are donation based. Please enter the amount you wish to donate in the "promo" field during checkout between $0-$350. Only full dollar amounts are accepted. If you're NOT an ASU alumni, please register through the CLE Catalog

What you'll learn:

It was always about drugs — in the 18th century, the drug was sugar. This course traces the right of privacy from the Code of Hammurabi, thru the Romans to 18th Century England where a "man’s home was his castle." Flawed defenders of liberty like John Wilkes and James Otis fought for the right. In America, emerging capitalism brought contraband — not heroin or pot but sugar! The Triangle Trade -- The Middle Passage -- Black Ivory. We have the 4th Amendment because molasses becomes rum. Rum bought African slaves. Slave exploitation and death made Caribbean sugar cane and molasses, which went to New England to become rum and back to Africa to buy slaves. For slavery, men fought, and won, a liberty.

Learning Objectives:

  • The origin and history of the Fourth Amendment
  • Searching for drugs vs. the rights of citizens to be free of government intrusion

Who is this course designed for:

Attorneys, Practioners, and the Public

What you'll receive:

The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1 hour(s) toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 1 hour(s) of professional responsibility.