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Murphy lecture to examine war and Supreme Court, April 26

"The Effects of War on the Supreme Court of the United States" will be the topic for the fourth annual Walter F. Murphy Lecture in American Constitutionalism at 8 p.m. Monday, April 26, in 104 Computer Science Building.

Lee Epstein, the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor of Political Science and professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis, will examine how constitutional doctrines have changed in the wake of Sept. 11. Walter F. Murphy, the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence Emeritus at Princeton, is expected to be in attendance.

Epstein has written numerous articles and 12 books, including the "Constitutional Law for a Changing America" series, "The Supreme Court Compendium," "The Choices Justices Make" and the fifth edition of "Courts, Judges and Politics" (with Walter F. Murphy and C. Herman Pritchett). Over the past decade she has received eight grants from the National Science Foundation to conduct research on various topics pertaining to law and courts, including interest group participation in litigation and strategic interaction among judges on collegial courts.

The event is sponsored by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions . For more information, call Judi Rivkin at (609) 258-5107.

Contact: Tom Bartus (609) 258-3601

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