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Debate planned on fate of John Walker's citizenship, Feb. 21

"Should the U.S. Revoke John Walker's Citizenship?" will be the topic of a debate at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber. Two legal scholars will discuss what should be the fate of Walker, the 21-year-old who went from Marin County, Calif., to a Mazar-i-Sharif prison after being captured fighting with the Taliban. Jonathan Turley, a professor at George Washington University Law School, will square off with Jem Spectar, director of studies in Princeton's Rockefeller College. Turley is a noted legal commentator and regular guest on major television news networks. Spectar is a former law professor and attorney. Turley will take the position that Walker can and should be stripped of his citizenship. The event is sponsored by Ivy Leaguers for Freedom, the Princeton Committee Against Terrorism , and the Center for New Black Leadership . Funding was provided by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs , the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students and the Undergraduate Student Government Projects Board .

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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