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ACLU Wayne Law Chapter to Host Civil Liberties Lecture with ACLU-MI Legal Director and Wayne Law Professor

March 3, 2009

DETROIT (March 4, 2009) – The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan Wayne State University Law School Chapter announced today that it will hold a civil liberties lecture on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 with special guest ACLU of Michigan Legal Director Michael Steinberg and host, Wayne State University Distinguished Professor of Law, Robert A. Sedler. The event is free and open to the public and will be held in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium located at 471 West Palmer Street on WSU’s campus from 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.   

The lecture with Michael Steinberg will be an opportunity for people to learn more about the ACLU as well as some of the cases the ACLU of Michigan has litigated to preserve the civic values of the country; thereby offering a glimpse into “why the ACLU is America's largest public interest law firm and why it appears before the United States Supreme Court more than any other organization except the Department of Justice.” – Reuben Metreger, Wayne Law ACLU Chapter Vice-President. 

The ACLU Wayne Law Chapter is a student organization that works in conjunction with the ACLU of Michigan to promote and preserve the protections and guarantees provided under the Constitution's Bill of Rights. 

The mission of the ACLU of Michigan and the Wayne Law Chapter is to enforce the Bill of Rights and advance its principles. We achieve this through various public education programs, our legislative program based in Lansing, and a litigation program which is almost entirely comprised of volunteer attorneys. As the premier civil rights organization in the country, the ACLU has earned widespread respect and admiration for its consistent defense of constitutionally based principles.

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