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Constitution Day - Sept. 14th: The case of Justice Sonia Sotomayor, gender and the Supreme Court

posted Sep 8, 2009, 4:04 AM by   [ updated Sep 8, 2009, 4:07 AM ]

Sponsored by Department of Political Science and CAS Dean’s office.

ST. FRANCIS ROOM – 12 NOON. – 1:00 p.m.

Moderator: Ali Ahmida, Chair, Department Political Science

1.    How to interpret the Constitution?

2.    What are the politics behind the recent debate over Justice Sotomayor’s, nomination?

3.    What are the new challenges for the justices in the court?

James B. Roche, Esq. associate attorney with the Law firm of Liggio, Benrubi & Williams. LL.M. Tax Law Boston University, LL.M. Insurance Law, University of Connecticut, J.D. St. Thomas University School of Law, taught Law & Politics, Government Law & Public Policy Law. He has been an adjunct professor in the Department of Political Science at UNE since 2004 and currently he is a visiting professor.

Kendra Lychwala, Esq. was admitted to the Maine Bar on October 26, 2005; admitted to the Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts on February 24, 2000; and admitted to the Massachusetts Bar on December 15, 1997.  Attorney Lychwala currently serves as an Assistant District Attorney
for the County of York, a position she has held since May 2006. She is an adjunct professor with the Political Science department since 2007.

Light lunch will be provided
Presentation begins at 12:00 noon.
For more information contact,
Professor Ali Ahmida, ext. 2804