Friday, October 28, 2005

Don't-miss opportunity to hear Walter Dellinger!

Renowned Supreme Court advocate Walter Dellinger to speak on the Rehnquist-O’Connor Court
Wednesday, November 2, 6:00 pm, JG 103; reception to follow
Sponsored by the Columbia chapter of the American Constitution Society

Walter Dellinger, head of President Clinton’s Office of Legal Counsel from 1993-96 and Acting Solicitor General for the 1996-97 term of the Supreme Court, is the Douglas B. Maggs Professor of Law at Duke University, and head of the Appellate Practice at the D.C. law firm O’Melveny & Myers.

Dellinger has accumulated remarkably extensive appellate and litigation experience in constitutional law. As the head of the Office of Legal Counsel, he issued opinions on such topics as affirmative action, religious activity in public schools, and whether the President may decline to enforce statutes he believes to be unconstitutional. During his time as Acting Solicitor General, Dellinger tried nine cases before the Court, the most of any Solicitor General in twenty years.

Dellinger has testified over twenty-five times before Congressional committees, including the Senate Budget Committee and the House and Senate Judiciary Committees.

Examples of Dellinger’s recent cases, argued in his role as head of O’Melveny & Myers’ Appellate Practice, include Hunt v. Cromartie (in the Supreme Court) and Martha Stewart v. United States (in the Court of Appeals).

On Wednesday, November 2, at 6pm, he will speak on the Rehnquist—O’Connor Court. A reception will follow. Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity!

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