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Sept. 22, 2004

UI Law Professor To Discuss Guantanamo Detainees In Davenport Lecture

University of Iowa law professor Tung Yin will discuss a recent Supreme Court decision on the constitutional rights of U.S. detainees held at Guantanamo Bay when he delivers the annual Folwell Lecture in Political Science and Pre-Law at St. Ambrose University in Davenport.

Yin's lecture, "The War on Terrorism: Constitutional Perspectives on the Guntanamo Detainees Cases," will be Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The effects of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 continue to reverberate through the American political system. One effect has been the struggle to achieve the difficult balance between the demands of national security and individual liberty. That balance tipped slightly toward individual liberty on June 28, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Rasul v. Bush that the captives being held at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba, have a constitutional right to access U.S. courts.

Yin will explain this case and its significance for the American legal system and the war on terrorism in his lecture.

The University Center is located on Ripley Street, two blocks north of Locust Street in Davenport.

Yin holds a bachelor's degree from the California Institute of Technology, a master's degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a law degree from Boalt Hall, also at Berkeley. He joined the University of Iowa College of Law faculty in 2002.

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