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Murphy Lecture set on 'Constitutional Virtues,' April 24

H. Jefferson Powell, a Duke University professor of law and divinity, will discuss "Constitutional Virtues" at 8 p.m. Monday, April 24, in 104 Computer Science.

In his talk, which is the sixth annual Walter Murphy Lecture in American Constitutionalism, Powell will explore the question of whether the U.S. Constitution has legitimate authority over the American people.

Powell's books include "The Moral Tradition of American Constitutionalism," "The Constitution and the Attorneys General" and " A Community Built on Words: The Constitution in History and Politics." He served as a deputy assistant attorney general and principal deputy solicitor general during the Clinton administration.

The lecture is sponsored by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions.

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