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Tickets made available for Justice O'Connor lecture, Nov. 17

Tickets will be made available to the campus community for the lecture by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor scheduled for 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

Tickets will be available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at the Richardson ticket office. One ticket per person will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to holders of a valid University ID. Approximately 150 unclaimed tickets from the lottery held Nov. 5-7 are available.

O'Connor will deliver the first John Marshall Harlan '20 Lecture in Constitutional Adjudication, honoring the most recent Princetonian to serve on the high court. The lecture is titled "A Legacy of Respect: The Constitutional Jurisprudence of the Second Justice John Marshall Harlan."

All attendees must present a ticket and a valid University ID. No backpacks, umbrellas or cameras will be allowed in the auditorium.

The lecture will be simulcast in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. The event will not be Webcast

O'Connor was chosen to deliver the lecture "both because she admires Justice Harlan and because many people regard her as an inheritor of Harlan's legacy on the court," said Christopher Eisgruber, director of the Program in Law and Public Affairs , which is sponsoring the event. O'Connor was appointed in 1981 by President Reagan as the first female Supreme Court justice.

Harlan, the eighth Princetonian to serve as a Supreme Court justice, was appointed by President Eisenhower in 1955. He served on the court until his death in 1971 and was known as a strong advocate of states' rights and a defender of individual rights. The lecture bearing his name is intended to become an annual event.

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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