San Francisco City Attorney Kathleen Morris calls for overturning a century of precedent in local government law.  Read Morris’s article as well as responses from academics and practitioners here.

On Tuesday September 27th, 2011, at Harvard Law School, the author was joined by Professor David Barron and Professor Gerald Frug of Harvard Law School and Professor Richard Ford of Stanford Law School to discuss whether local governments are powerless instrumentalities of states or whether they should be allowed to pursue constitutional claims on behalf of their constituents.

The opinions expressed by Kathleen Morris in the article or on the panel are hers alone and should not be ascribed to the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office or any other person or entity.  The live blog of the discussion is below.