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Justice Scalia To Deliver Keynote Address at Moritz Nov. 17

November 5, 2009

Contact: Barbara Peck, (614) 292-0283

On Tuesday, Nov. 17, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will deliver a keynote address at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Scalia’s speech will culminate a daylong symposium entitled “Originalism and the Jury,” organized by the Ohio State Law Journal and cosponsored by the Moritz College of Law and the University of Illinois College of Law.

Originalism – the theory that the Constitution should be interpreted as the framers intended – has played a prominent role in shaping the function of juries in America, especially in criminal cases. The symposiums will feature panels on the framers and the jury, the civil jury trial, the criminal jury trial, and originalism and advocacy. In addition to Scalia, distinguished participants will include Michael Dreeben, deputy solicitor general of the United States, Judge Nancy Gertner, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Judge Jeffrey Sutton ’90, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, numerous scholars from leading law schools, and several of the country's premier Supreme Court advocates.

Scalia is the second U.S. Supreme Court Justice to visit the Moritz College of Law in 2009. In April, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke at a symposium in her honor.

Scalia is expected to speak at 3:45 p.m. in Saxbe Auditorium of the Moritz College of Law. To learn more about or register for the symposium, visit http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/lawjournal/symposium/index.php

Reporters wishing to attend the event are required to register by contacting Barbara Peck at peck.5@osu.edu or (614) 292-0283.