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September 14, 2009

‘Let’s Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice’ Takes Place at UO Portland September 17

The Oregon Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society is presenting a discussion titled, “Let’s Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice” from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 17, at the University of Oregon White Stag Building in downtown Portland.

The discussion will feature guest speakers Paul Butler and Josh Marquis. Marquis received his JD from Oregon Law in 1980 and currently serves as district attorney for Clatsop County. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the National District Attorneys Association and former president of the Oregon District Attorneys Association.

Butler is associate dean for faculty development and Carville Dickinson Benson Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. He is author of Let’s Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice.

Discussion will focus on recent issues in the criminal justice system, including the war on drugs, the “don’t be a snitch” movement, whether people who seek reform in criminal justice should become prosecutors, and whether the current rate of incarceration makes communities safer.

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