Suffolk University Law School and the National Police Accountability Project Host 'Civil Liberties & the War on Terrorism' Conference

9/18/2003

For more information, please contact:
Mariellen Norris at 617-573-8450 or Tony Ferullo at 617-573-8448

WHAT: Civil Liberties & the War on Terrorism will be the topic as the Center for Advanced Legal Studies at Suffolk University Law School brings together the most knowledgeable national experts who have been monitoring the fate of civil liberties in the context of the war on terrorism. The day-long conference, which is a joint project of Suffolk Law School and the National Police Accountability Project, will discuss and debate the legal and political issues that are paramount at this crucial juncture in our nation’s history. Nat Hentoff, a longtime civil liberties commentator, will be the keynote speaker at the conference luncheon. Hentoff will discuss his new book, The War on the Bill of Rights – and the Gathering Resistance.

WHO: Sponsored by Suffolk University Law School; National Lawyers Guild; National Police Accountability Project; National Immigration Project; ACLU of Massachusetts; Center for Constitutional Rights; National Committee Against Repressive Litigation; Society of American Law Teachers; The Lawyers Alliance for World Security.

WHEN: Saturday, September 20, 2003, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – Introduction, Michael Avery, Suffolk Law Professor

9:30 a.m. – How Terrorism Legislation and Executive Orders Impact
Civil Liberties

10:30 a.m. – The Impact on the Criminal Justice System

11:45 a.m. – Immigration and Discrimination Issues

1:00 p.m. – Nat Hentoff, civil liberties commentator, will discuss his book,
The War on the Bill of Rights – and the Gathering Resistance.

2:00 p.m. – Current Repression in a Historical Perspective: Constitutional and Political Policy

3:00 p.m. – The Impact on Personal Privacy

4:15 p.m. – Programs of Action

5:30 p.m. - Conclude

WHERE: Suffolk University Law School,120 Tremont Street, Boston.
For more information on the conference, please contact:
Carole A. Wagan, director, Center for Advanced Legal Studies at
Suffolk University Law School, 617-305-1652, cwagan@suffolk.edu

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