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Upcoming Health Law programs to address Tax Exemption Law for Nonprofits and the "Uses and Abuses of Eugenic History"


"Diverging Perspectives of "Charitable:" Federal Income Tax Versus State Property Tax Exemptions for Hospitals and Homes for the Elderly" will be the topic on Monday, Feb. 23 at 12-1:30 p.m. at an upcoming CLE (1.5 CLE credits applied for) program sponsored by Hamline's Health Law Institute. David A. Brennen (left), Deputy Director of the Association of American Law Schools and Professor of Law at University of Georgia School of Law will speak. His address will be followed by an "Update on Minnesota Tax Exemption Law for Health Care Nonprofits" by J. Patrick Plunkett, partner, Moore Costello and Hart; and Myron Frans, partner, Faegre & Benson LLC. Cost of the program is $35 and includes a box lunch.

Lombardo_pic[1]On March 4, University of Georgia School of Law Professor Paul A. Lombardo (right) will discuss findings in his book Three Generations, No Imbeciles: Eugenics, the Supreme Court and Buck v. Bell, which chronicles the 1927 Supreme Court case that endorsed state laws permitting eugenic sterilization of people deemed "feebleminded and socially inadequate." The book is the authoritative account of Buck, and it documents Lombardo's conclusion that the case was a fraud, initiated to hide the shame of a poor girl, pregnant after she had been raped.

This talk will explore some of the evidence Lombardo has discovered during 25 years of research on Buck v. Bell. It will conclude with reflections on recent attempts by anti-Darwinians to rewrite the history of eugenics as a tactic in the ongoing culture wars.

The program will be held at noon at the Law School and includes a box lunch. For more information and to R.S.V.P. for either program, please contact Cheri Harthaus at 651-523-2619 or