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Wiretapping is subject of UMass Dartmouth, Southern New England School of Law forum Sept. 21

In observance of Constitution Day, the program will focus on the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance program

The UMass Dartmouth College of Arts and Sciences and the Southern New England School of Law will co-host a Constitution Day forum on the federal government's controversial wiretapping program on September 21, from noon to 2 p.m., at the UMass Dartmouth Library Browsing Area.

The program will focus on the recent Federal District Court decision in Detroit in which  a federal judge ruled that the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance program is unconstitutional.

The forum will include introductory remarks by College of Arts and Sciences Dean William Hogan and SNESL Dean Robert Ward; followed by a discussion by Professor Dwight Duncan, Professor of Constitutional Law, SNESL; Professor Frances Rudko, Professor of Constitutional Law. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Miriam Weismann, Southern New England School of Law.

"This topic is of particular interest at this time because it demonstrates how our Constitution is a living document that continues to protect our freedoms and protects our democratic society,'' Dean Hogan said.

 

Author:  "John Hoey"
Date:  12-Sep-2006
Department:   College of Arts & Sciences

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