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   Constitution Day Lecture: Melvin Urofsky, “Dissent and the Constitution”

   Date : Monday, 8 September 2014       From : 4:00pm   To : 9:00pm
   Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia       Location : Blount/Buckman Lobby

   Event Description :

Dr. Melvin I. Urofsky, professor of history at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, will deliver the college’s annual Constitution Day Lecture. A noted historian of the Supreme Court and the Constitution, Urofsky will explore some of the great dissents and dissenters in the history of the United States Supreme Court. He will discuss how dissenting opinions, which represent the “losing” side of a case, play an important role in the nation’s ongoing constitutional conversation and sometimes end up shaping future decisions.

Urofsky is author of over fifty books including the definitive biography of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis and The Supreme Court Justices: A Biographical Dictionary.

Free and open to the public, the lecture begins at 5 p.m. in Blount Auditorium of Buckman. A reception will follow. It is presented as part of Rhodes’ Communities in Conversation Series.

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