January 28, 2008 -- Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 West Adams, Chicago
Constitutional scholars and co-authors David D. Cole and Jules L. Lobel will discuss their award-winning book, Less Safe, Less Free: Why American Is Losing the War on Terror, at the inaugural Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize Lecture.
The Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize was established in 2007 by Chicago-Kent alumnus Roy C. Palmer and his wife, Susan, to honor an exemplary work of scholarship exploring the tension between civil liberties and national security in contemporary American society. Less Safe, Less Free is a critical analysis of the civil liberties and geopolitical implications of the Bush administration’s “war on terror.”
Georgetown University law professor Cole represents immigrants and U.S. citizens in cases involving claims of national security and terrorism and has litigated several major First Amendment cases.
University of Pittsburgh law professor Lobel is an expert in emergency powers and the laws governing wars and has litigated major cases involving the application of international law in American courts, executive abuse of power, and infringement of civil liberties.
Professors Cole and Lobel will speak from 2 to 3 p.m. A reception will be held immediately following the lecture.
Gwendolyn E. Osborne, Director of Public Affairs, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 West Adams Street, (312) 906-5251, (312) 906-5363 -- fax. Email: email@example.com
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