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Release: Nov. 7, 2001
Berkeley's Robert Post interprets dissent on the High Court
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- First Amendment theorist and constitutional law scholar
Robert C. Post of the University of California-Berkeley will present the University
of Iowa College of Law's annual Tamisiea Lecture, entitled "The History
of Dissent on the U.S. Supreme Court" at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 in the
Levitt Auditorium at the college. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Post is a Fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has taught
law at the University of California-Berkeley School of Law since 1983 and
is a nationally respected authority on constitutional jurisprudence. He is
a former clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan Jr., and
has written and co-edited numerous books and law review articles, including
"Constitutional Domains," "Race and Representation: Affirmative
Action," and "Equality and Autonomy in First Amendment Jurisprudence."
The Frank and Hugh J. Tamisiea Lecture program enables distinguished justices,
judges and legal scholars to visit the UI for public discussions on a range
of law-related topics. The Tamisiea Lectures were instituted at the College
of Law in 1989 by the Tamisiea family in memory of Frank and Hugh J. Tamisiea,
father and son UI law school graduates.
Prior Tamisiea lectures have been given by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin
Scalia; Professor Edward J. McCaffery, University of Southern California Law
School; and Professor Lawrence W. Waggoner, University of Michigan Law School.