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Martin Shapiro delivers annual Walter F. Murphy Lecture, April 29

address titled "Can Judges Deliberate?" will be presented as the third annual Walter F. Murphy Lecture in American Constitutionalism on Tuesday, April 29. Martin Shapiro, the James W. and Isabel Coffroth Professor of Law at the University of California-Berkeley, will speak at 8 p.m. in 104 Computer Science Building.

Credited with influencing the study of American constitutional and administrative law, the politics of European integration and comparative constitutional law, Shapiro is the recent recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the law and courts section of the American Political Science Association.

He is the author of "Law and Politics in the Supreme Court"; "Freedom of Speech: The Supreme Court and Judicial Review"; "Supreme Court and Administrative Agencies"; "Courts: A Comparative and Political Analysis"; and "Who Guards the Guardians? Judicial Control of Administration."

A public reception will follow the lecture, which is sponsored by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions . Walter F. Murphy, the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence Emeritus, and his wife, Mary Therese Margaret (Terry) Murphy, will be in attendance. For more information, contact Seana Sugrue at (609) 258-6333.

Contact:Tom Bartus(609) 258-3601

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