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Expert on U.S. Supreme Court to lecture Sept. 25 at MSU

September 5, 2013 -- MSU News Service

Marcia Coyle, author and Chief Washington Correspondent at The National Law Journal, will speak about “The Supreme Court on Same Sex Marriage, Gun Rights and Campaign Finance” via videoconference at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in 103 Engineering and Physical Sciences Building on the campus of Montana State University.   High-Res Available

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Cutline: Marcia Coyle, author and Chief Washington Correspondent at The National Law Journal, will speak about “The Supreme Court on Same Sex Marriage, Gun Rights and Campaign Finance” via videoconference at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in 103 Engineering and Physical Sciences Building on the campus of Montana State University.

BOZEMAN -- Marcia Coyle, author and Chief Washington Correspondent at The National Law Journal, will speak about “The Supreme Court on Same Sex Marriage, Gun Rights and Campaign Finance” at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in 103 Engineering and Physical Sciences Building on the campus of Montana State University. A reception will follow in the atrium.

Coyle will lecture via videoconference about recent decisions by the Supreme Court and what she terms “the struggle for the Constitution.” She will join in on a discussion with the audience about Supreme Court decisions on same sex marriage, gun rights and campaign finance, with explanations of the role of precedent and ideology in court decisions, and the consequences for the nation.

Coyle is an award-winning journalist and internationally known analyst of the Supreme Court. Before joining The National Law Journal, she covered state and national government and politics for the Pennsylvania Times-Mirror daily newspaper for more than a decade. Besides her work for the Law Journal, she has written about the Supreme Court and other legal issues for such publications as Vogue, Ms. magazine and the New York Times Book Review, and she is a contributing author to a book on the Supreme Court, "A Year in the Life of the U.S. Supreme Court." She also is the author of "The Roberts Court," published in the spring of 2013.

The College of Letters and Science, Department of Political Science, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, ASMSU and the MSU Leadership Institute are cosponsoring the event, which is presented as part of the Year of Engaged Leadership and as part of the College of Letters and Science's Distinguished Speakers Series.

Free tickets are required and available upon request from Betsy Anderson at banderson@montana.edu or 994-4141 after Sept. 9.

For more information about this and other L&S Distinguished Speakers Series lectures, please visit http://www.montana.edu/lettersandscience/speakers_2013.html or call 994-4288.

 

Jody Sanford (406) 994-7791, jody.sanford@montana.edu


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