Tuesday, April 24, 2007
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
|Location||Wittemyer Courtroom; Reception in Boettcher Hall|
|For||Public; Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni; CLE Credit|
|Cost||Free and open to the public|
Duke Law Professor Erwin Chemerinsky, nationally known Supreme Court expert and lawyer for outed CIA agent Valerie Plame, will present “Protecting the Press.” As one of the nation’s most famous and respected constitutional law scholars, Chemerinsky has argued a number of recent Supreme Court cases on such polarizing issues as challenging a Texas Ten Commandments monument, a First Amendment case concerning the permissibility of injunctive relief as a remedy in defamation cases, and an injunction to stop violent protests at reproductive healthcare facilities. He also testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the hearings of Samuel Alito for confirmation to the Supreme Court. His books include Federal Jurisdiction (2003); Constitutional Law: Principles and Policies (2006); and Constitutional Law (2005). He has also authored more than 100 law review articles and writes a regular column on the Supreme Court for California Lawyer, Los Angeles Daily Journal, and Trial Magazine. A reception will follow.