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University of Iowa News Release

Jan. 9, 2006

Law Lecture To Examine Alito Supreme Court Nomination

A guest lecturer at the University of Iowa College of Law will help provide perspective on the Senate confirmation hearings of Samuel Alito to become the new Supreme Court justice in a lecture on Thursday, Jan. 12.

Adam Samaha, a professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School, will discuss "The Alito Nomination and the New Supreme Court" at 7 p.m. in the Iowa City Public Library. Admission is free and open to the public.

Samaha's research and teaching interests include first amendment law, the federal judiciary, federalism and democratic theory. He received his B.A from Bowdoin College and J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor for the Harvard Law Review. He practiced for a Minneapolis law firm before joining the faculty at the University of Minnesota and, later, the University of Chicago.

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