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Scholars to debate revoking John Walker's citizenship, April 18

Two legal scholars will debate "Should the U.S. Revoke John Walker's Citizenship?" at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber.

Walker is the 21-year-old American who went from Marin County, Calif., to a Mazar-i-Sharif prison after being captured fighting for the Taliban.

Jonathan Turley, a professor at George Washington University Law School, will take the position that Walker can and should be stripped of his citizenship. Squaring off with Turley will be J.M. Spectar, a former law professor and current director of studies at Princeton's Rockefeller College.

The debate is sponsored by the Ivy Leaguers for Freedom, the Princeton Committee Against Terrorism , and the Center for New Black Leadership. It is supported by funding from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, and the Undergraduate Student Government Projects Board.

For more information, contact Eric Wang at 986-7648.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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