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Milton Heumann will speak about Supreme Court decision making process Sept. 17

Milton Heumann, professor of political science at Rutgers University, will present a lecture to commemorate Constitution Day 7 p.m. Mon., Sept. 17, in 104 Kirby Hall of Civil Rights.

His talk is entitled “Supreme Court: Judicial Decision-Making and the Bill of Rights.” A reception will follow the lecture.

Heumann’s principal research interests are in the area of legal process, criminal justice, and civil liberties. Among his numerous publications are: Plea Bargaining: The Experiences of Prosecutors, Judges, and Defense Attorneys (l978); Speedy Disposition: Monetary Incentives and Policy Reform in Criminal Courts (1992 with Thomas W. Church); Hate Speech On Campus: Cases, Case Studies, and Commentary (1997 with Thomas W. Church); Good Cop Bad Cop: Racial Profiling and Competing Views of Justice (2003 with Lance Cassak).

Heumann taught at the University of Michigan before joining the Rutgers faculty in l98l. During the l980-8l academic year he was a visiting lecturer and Guggenheim Fellow at Yale Law School. He received a doctorate and master’s of philosophy in political science from Yale University and a bachelor’s in political science from Brooklyn College.

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