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Ab(ju)dication: The War on Terror, Civil Liberties, and the Courts

with Susan N. Herman

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Please join Suffolk Law Review in welcoming the President of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to Suffolk University Law School for a lecture and discussion on the legal and policy issues concerning the relationship between government counter-terrorism policies and fundamental civil liberties.  The lecture will take place on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 4 P.M.  To attend, please proceed to the 4th floor at Suffolk Law School, 120 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02108.

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Susan N. Herman was elected President of the ACLU in October 2008, after having served as a member of the ACLU Board of Directors and Executive Committee, and as General Counsel.

Herman has discussed constitutional law issues in multiple media venues including NPR, PBS, CSPAN, NBC, MSNBC, and a series of appearances on Today in New York.  Her most recent book, Taking Liberties: The War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy (Oxford University Press 2011), winner of the 2012 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize, was published in an updated paperback edition in 2014.

She holds a chair as Centennial Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, where she currently teaches courses in Criminal Procedure and Constitutional Law, and seminars on Law and Literature, and Terrorism and Civil Liberties.  She writes extensively on constitutional, criminal procedure, and national security topics for scholarly and other publications, ranging from law reviews and books to periodicals and on-line publications.

She has been a frequent speaker at academic conferences and continuing legal education events organized by groups such as the Federal Judicial Center and the American Bar Association, lecturing and conducting workshops for judges and lawyers, and at non-legal events, including speeches at the U.S. Army War College and many schools and universities.  She has also participated in Supreme Court litigation, writing and collaborating on amicus curiae briefs for the ACLU on a range of constitutional criminal procedure issues, including Riley v. California, the recent case establishing that cell phones may not be searched without a search warrant.

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