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Bork to speak on Constitution, Oct. 24

Robert Bork, former U.S. Court of Appeals circuit judge, will speak on "The Constitution: Past, Present and Future" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in 101 Friend Center.

Currently a senior fellow of the American Enterprise Institute, Bork has been in the political limelight on several occasions, both as solicitor general of the U.S. Department of Justice from 1972 to 1977 and as President Reagan's nominee to the Supreme Court in 1987. An outspoken political commentator, he has written several books, including "Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline" (1996) and "The Tempting of America: The Political Seduction of the Law" (1989).

Tickets are required for admission to this free event, and all were distributed as of noon Oct. 24. However, the event also will be Webcast live. Viewing information is available online.

The lecture is sponsored by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions in the Department of Politics as part of its Alpheus Mason Lecture Series .

Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown (609) 258-3601

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