|September 15, 2010|
"Constitutional Rights, Human Rights and Guantanamo: Bush's Legacy, Obama's Challenge," focus of talk Monday
David Cole, a professor at Georgetown University Law Center, will present Union’s annual lecture on American Constitutionalism on Monday, Sept. 20.
His talk, “Constitutional Rights, Human Rights and Guantanamo: Bush’s Legacy, Obama’s Challenge,” will be in Memorial Chapel at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Cole is a volunteer staff attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights, a legal affairs correspondent for The Nation and a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books. He is the author of six books, including “No Equal Justice: Race and Class in the American Criminal Justice System, (chosen by the Boston Book Review as the best non-fiction book, 1999) and “Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism" (American Book Award winner, 2004).
He has litigated many significant constitutional cases, including Texas v. Johnson and United States v. Eichman, which extended First Amendment protection to flag burning. He has also been involved in numerous cases involving civil liberties and national security.
Cole’s talk is co-sponsored by the Office of the President, Office of Minerva Programs, Political Science Department, Philosophy Department and the American Studies program.