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Susquehanna to Host Supreme Court Justice

Sept. 5, 2008

SELINSGROVE (Pa.) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. will deliver remarks Sept. 15 to mark the rededication of the Arlin M. Adams Center for Law and Society and the opening of the Neysa C. Adams Pro Se Assistance and Mediation Clinic at Susquehanna University. His remarks also recognize the importance of access to justice in supporting the rule of law.

Justice Alito was nominated to the Supreme Court by President George W. Bush. He took his seat in 2006, replacing retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. A New Jersey native, Alito graduated from Princeton in 1972 before attending Yale Law School, where he earned a Juris Doctor in 1975. He served as a United States attorney and a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit prior to joining the Supreme Court.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Weber Chapel Auditorium.

In anticipation of Alito's visit, the Adams Center will present a program Sept. 11 examining the Supreme Court's current membership, role and responsibilities, and recent decisions. The program will include Mark C. Rahdert, Charles Klein Professor of Law and Government at Temple University Beasley School of Law; and Margaret S. Williams, who has taught at Texas Tech University, James Madison University and Goucher College, and is currently engaged in research at the Federal Judicial Center.

Williams will be speaking in her individual capacity at the program, and not as a representative of the Federal Judicial Center.

The Sept. 11 program will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Stretansky Concert Hall. It is free and open to the public.

Contact: Gerald Cohen
570-372-4119

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