Press Release: November 22, 2011
National Archives at Kansas City
Author and Attorney Dr. Michael Hoeflich to Discuss Justice on the Prairie at the National Archives
For More Information Contact:
Kimberlee Ried, 816-268-8072
Kansas City, (MO)…The National Archives at Kansas City will host Dr. Michael Hoeflich on Tuesday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion of his book Justice on the Prairie. Hoeflich will be available to sign copies of his book after the discussion. A 6:00 p.m. reception will precede the event.
Born from the territorial judges who maintained the federal legal presence in the tumultuous territory of "Bleeding Kansas," the Federal District Court grew from a single judge to a complex system of judges who are the entry point in Kansas into the federal judicial system. Justice on the Prairie tells the story of the Federal District Court of Kansas, which for 150 years has faced issues such as Indian claims, antitrust cases, and the enforcement and demise of prohibition. And, most notably, the landmark civil rights case of Brown v. Board of Education. This book explores the rich history of the court, which came into existence in 1861 after the U.S. Congress admitted Kansas as a state. The National Archives at Kansas City holds the permanent records created within the U.S. District Courts from the state of Kansas.
Copies of Justice on the Prairie will be available for purchase via The Kansas City Store onsite. For more information or to make a reservation for this free event call 816-268-8010 or email email@example.com.
About the Author
Michael Hoeflich holds degrees from Haverford College, Cambridge University, and Yale Law School. He taught at the University of Illinois from 1980-1988, was dean of the Syracuse University College of Law from 1988-1994, and was dean at the University of Kansas School of Law from 1994-2000. Hoeflich is the author or editor of seven books and more than 70 articles. He is also a columnist for the Lawrence Journal-World. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a member of the American Antiquarian Society and the Kansas Correspondent of the Selden Society. Currently Hoeflich is the John H. and John M. Kane Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Kansas.
The National Archives at Kansas City is home to more than 50,000 cubic feet of historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by nearly 100 Federal agencies. Serving the Central Plains Region, the archives holds records from the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota available for public access. The facility is located at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108. It is open to the public Tuesday-Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for research, with the exhibits open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit: www.archives.gov/central-plains..
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