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Lecture considers constitutional amendments, April 6

Scholar and author Gary Jeffrey Jacobsohn will deliver the fifth annual Walter F. Murphy Lecture in American Constitutionalism, titled "By Way of Variation, Addition or Repeal: Revisiting the Unconstitutional Amendment Puzzle," at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, in 104 Computer Science Building.

Jacobsohn is the Patterson-Banister Professor of Government and H. Malcolm Macdonald Professor in Constitutional and Comparative Law at the University of Texas. He has written or co-written numerous books, including "Apple of Gold: Constitutionalism in Israel and the United States," "The Wheel of Law: India's Secularism in Comparative Constitutional Context" and "American Constitutional Law: Essays, Cases and Comparative Notes."

The Walter F. Murphy Lecture Series is sponsored by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions.

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