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Former United States Attorney General Edwin Meese, III To Speak On 'Judicial Activism and the State of Today's Court System,' April 15, 4pm, Room 357

April 08, 2004

The Honorable Edwin Meese, III former U.S. Attorney General, will deliver a lecture, "Judicial Activism and the State of Today's Court System" on April 15 at the Tulane Law School, Room 357 at 4 p.m.  Mr. Meese holds the Ronald Reagan Chair in Public Policy at The Heritage Foundation, a Washington-based public policy research and education institution.  He is also a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, California, and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at The University of London's Institute of United States Studies.  In addition, Mr. Meese lectures, writes, and consults throughout the United States on a variety of subjects.

 Mr. Meese served as the 75th Attorney General of the United States from February 1985 to August 1988.  As the Nation's Chief Law Enforcement Officer, he directed the Department of Justice and led international efforts to combat terrorism, drug trafficking and organized crime. From January 1981 to February 1985, Mr. Meese held the position of Counsellor to the President, the senior position on the White House Staff, where he functioned as the President's Chief policy advisor.

 In addition to his background as a lawyer, educator and public official, Mr. Meese has been a business executive in the aerospace and transportation industry, serving as Vice President for Administration of Rohr Industries, Inc. in Chula Vista, California.  He left Rohr to return to the practice of law, engaging in corporate and general legal work in San Diego County.

Mr. Meese is a graduate of Yale University, Class of 1953, and holds a law degree from the University of California at Berkeley.  He is a retired Colonel in the United States Army Reserve.  He is active in numerous civic and educational organizations and currently serves on the boards of the Landmark Legal Foundation, the Capital Research Center and the National College of District Attorneys, and is the Chairman of the governing board of George Mason University in Northern Virginia. 

The lecture is sponsored by The Federalist Society and College Republicans.  The public is invited.  For more information: fdivitto@law.tulane.edu

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