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Lafayette will celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day with a brown bag discussion of issues related to the nomination of John Roberts to the United States Supreme Court 12:15 p.m. today in the Limburg Theater of Farinon College Center.

Pizza and soda will be provided at the event, which is open to the public. Pocket copies of the U.S. Constitution also will be available.

Moderating the forum will be Leslie F. Muhlfelder ’81, Lafayette’s vice president for human resources and general counsel. Each speaker is expected to talk for no more than eight minutes in order to leave time for significant audience participation.

The speakers and their topics: Bruce Allen Murphy, Fred Morgan Kirby Professor of Civil Rights, “The Law and Politics of the Confirmation Process;” Diane Elliott, director for public service of Lafayette’s Meyner Center for the Study of State and Local Government, “O’Connor’s Legacy;”Helena Silverstein, associate professor and assistant head of government and law, “Implications of Roberts’ Confirmation for Rights Issues;” and Jim Lennertz, associate professor of government and law, “Implications of Roberts’ Confirmation for Federalism, Separation of Powers.”

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