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Conference examines Rehnquist's contributions, Feb. 8

A distinguished group of legal scholars will examine and evaluate the work of William Rehnquist as a constitutional jurist during a conference from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Titled "The Contributions of William H. Rehnquist to American Constitutional Jurisprudence," the event will be sponsored by James Madison Program and the Program in Law and Public Affairs. It will consist of three sessions starting at 9:20 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.

Rehnquist was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court by Richard Nixon in 1971 and was elevated by Ronald Reagan in 1986 to chief justice. His long and influential tenure on the nation's highest court ended with his death on Sept. 3, 2005.

Panelists for the conference will include: Robert George, Princeton University; Robert Nagel, University of Colorado Law School; Charles Cooper, Cooper & Kirk, PLLC; Shep Melnick, Boston College; Keith Whittington, Princeton University; Stephen Smith, University of Virginia School of Law; Akhil Reed Amar, Yale College and Yale Law School; Stephen Schulhofer, New York University School of Law; Kim Scheppele, Princeton University; Richard Garnett, University of Notre Dame Law School; Donald Drakeman, Princeton University; Kent Greenawalt, Columbia University; and Bradford Wilson, Princeton University.

For more information, including a conference schedule, visit the Madison Program website or call (609) 258-5107.

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