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Judicial Activism Topic of Talk by Geoffrey Stone


Contact:Rachel Hatch

Illinois State University’s American Democracy Project and the McLean County League of Women Voters will present an evening with law professor and author Geoffrey Stone, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in the Circus Room of the Bone Student Center.

Stone, the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, will present a talk on Judicial Activism and the Roberts Court.

The author of Speaking Out: Reflections on Law, Liberty and Justice , Stone also wrote Top Secret: When the Government Keeps Us in the Dark; War and Liberty: An American Dilemma; and the award-winning Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime, which took home the Robert F. Kennedy National Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for the Best Book of the Year in History, the Political Science Association’s Award for the Best Book of the Year in Political Science, and Harvard University’s Award for the Best Book of the Year in Public Affairs.

Stone is currently chief editor of a 15-volume series, Inalienable Rights, which is being published by Oxford University Press between 2006 and 2013. Among the authors in this series are Richard Posner, Alan Dershowitz, Larry Tribe and Martha Nussbaum.

From 1987 to 1994, Stone served as dean of the University of Chicago Law School and from 1994 to 2002 he served as provost of the University of Chicago. He is currently chair of the board of the American Constitution Society.

The American Democracy Project is dedicated to educating students on responsible civic and political engagement. Illinois State was selected along with 10 other campuses nationwide as model political engagement institutions by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) in 2006 and received the national Program of Excellence Award for Political Engagement in 2011. For more information about Illinois State’s American Democracy Project, contact Steve Hunt at (309) 438-7279, or visit the website at .

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