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Louis Fisher to Deliver Constitution Day Address at W&L

Louis Fisher, Specialist in Constitutional Law with the Law Library of the Library of Congress will deliver the University’s Constitution Day address at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Stackhouse Theater. All members of the University community and the public are welcome. The title of Fisher’s Talk is “Judicial Supremacy: Neither the Intent nor the Reality.”

Fisher is a prolific, internationally renowned scholar and author. Prior to serving at the Library of Congress, Fisher was a senior researcher at the Congressional Research Service from 1970 to 2006. During his service with CRS he was research director of the House Iran-Contra Committee in 1987, writing major sections of the final report. He testifies before Congress regularly on such issues as war powers, state secrets, NSA surveillance, executive spending discretion, and CIA whistleblowing.

He received his doctorate in political science from the New School for Social Research (1967) and has taught at Queens College, Georgetown University, American University, Catholic University, Indiana University, Johns Hopkins University, the College of William and Mary law school, and the Catholic University law school.

He has been invited to speak in numerous locations around the world and is the author of more than 300 articles in law reviews, political science journals, encyclopedias, books, magazines, and newspapers.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Politics, the William Lyne Wilson Fund, and the School of Law.