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Marcia Coyle

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Time: 4:10 to 5:30 PM.
Place: 103 Engineering and Physical Sciences Building (EPS). A reception will follow in the atrium.

Title: The Supreme Court on Same Sex Marriage, Gun Rights and Campaign Finance: An Analysis by Marcia Coyle (VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE)

Free tickets required and available from Betsy Anderson at [email protected] or 994-4141.

Sponsoring department: Political Science

This lecture is cosponsored by:


Join us for an insightful conversation with Marcia Colye on recent decisions by the Supreme Court and what she terms “the struggle for the constitution.” She will join us via videoconference for a discussion of Court decisions on same sex marriage, gun rights and campaign finance, with astute explanations of the role of precedent and ideology in court decisions, and the consequences for our nation.

About the speaker:

Marcia Coyle is the Chief Washington Correspondent for The National Law Journal, a national weekly newspaper that covers law and litigation. Marcia, a lawyer as well as a journalist, has covered the Supreme Court for 25 years. She is also a regular contributor of Supreme Court analysis to PBS’ The NewsHour.

Before joining the NLJ, she covered state and national government and politics for a 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 (Duke University Press).  She also is the author of The Roberts Court, published in the spring of 2013.

She earned her B.A. degree from Hood College, Frederick, Md.; her M.S. in journalism from Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., and her J.D. degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Md.

Her reporting has garnered such national journalism awards as the George Polk Award for legal reporting, the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award for outstanding investigative reporting, the American Judicature Society’s Toni House Journalism Award for a career body of work involving coverage of the nation’s courts and justice system, and the Scripps-Howard Foundation Award for environmental journalism, among others.