April 8, 2010
Speaker Series on President Obama and the Politics of Reform Continues April 9 with David Cole
The Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, with co-sponsorship from the UO Political Science Department, Oregon Law, and the UO School of Journalism and Communication will continue its speaker series, “Great Expectations: Obama and the Politics of Reform,” with a presentation at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 9, in Knight Law Center 110.
David Cole, professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, and legal affairs correspondent for The Nation, will present “Civil Liberties, Military Detainees and Guantanamo.”
Professor Cole earned his J.D. from Yale Law School and served as a law clerk to Judge Arlin M. Adams of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Professor Cole then became a staff attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights where he litigated a number of major First Amendment cases, including Texas v. Johnson, 491 U.S. 397 (1989), United States v. Eichman, 496 U.S. 928 (1990), which established that the First Amendment protects flag burning, and National Endowment for the Arts v. Finley, which challenged the constitutionality of content restrictions on federal art funding.
This event is free and open to the public.