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American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon /
The Oregon Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society /
National Lawyers Guild
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2009
The National Lawyers Guild, the ACLU of Oregon and the the Oregon Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society are sponsoring an evening seminar entitled "Civil Liberties Under the Obama Administration: Are We Still at Risk?" at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, June 17, 2009. The event is free and will be held at the Portland State University Urban Center's Second Floor Gallery, 506 SW Mill.
The seminar will cover continuing issues of race, preventive detention, the Obama administration's plans for Guantanamo detainees, and ethnic and religious profiling. Panelists will also highlight ongoing efforts by ACLU and National Lawyers Guild to uncover the abuses of the previous administration.
Speakers will include Tom Nelson and Ashlee Albies, lawyers who are litigating a challenge to the NSA warrantless wiretapping program; Steven Wax, Federal Public Defender, who has represented a number of Guantanamo detainees; David Fidanque, Executive Director of the ACLU of Oregon; Steven Wilker, an ACLU cooperating attorney; and Jo Ann Bowman, Executive Director of Oregon Action. It will be moderated by Steve Novick.
For more information contact Mark Kramer:
Page posted May 18, 2009, last updated June 4, 2009