Monday, March 28, 2011

"Contempt of Court" author speaks March 29 for National Criminal Justice Month

Join us for this lecture in honor of National Criminal Justice Month:

Mark Curriden, J.D., will discuss his book, Contempt of Court: The Turn-of-the Century Lynching That Launched a Hundred Years of Federalism, about the 1906 lynching of a falsely accused black defendant while his execution was stayed by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Tuesday, March 29, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
UAA/APU Consortium Library, LIB 307

The program is free and open to UAA students, staff, and faculty.

This case changed forever the justice system in the United States. Mr. Curriden describes the legal, social, and political importance of the case, and its significance in American history. His presentation includes audience question and answer.

Mr. Curriden is the former legal affairs writer for The Dallas Morning News, and is now Writer in Residence at SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas, and a senior writer for the American Bar Association Journal.