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October 5 Program to Consider Corporate Domination of the Courts, Honor Professor Frank Askin

September 30, 2011 – 
The increasing rights of corporations as reflected in Citizens United and other court decisions is the topic of the 4 pm, October 5, 2011, Eric R. Neisser Public Interest Program at Rutgers School of Law–Newark.

Featured speakers for the program, titled “Do They Bleed?: Corporate Domination of the Courts,” include Burt Neuborne, Inez Milholland Professor of Civil Liberties and Legal Director, Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law; Rutgers Law School Professor John Leubsdorf, an expert on judicial ethics, who will speak on “Judges, Money and Ideoology”; and Nan Aron, president of Alliance for Justice. The program also includes a showing of the film “A Question of Integrity: Politics, Ethics and the Supreme Court.”

The event represents the law school’s annual First Monday participation in Alliance for Justice’s Student Action Campaign, programming on social justice topics held around the country each year in conjunction with the opening of the new U.S. Supreme Court term.

Following the program, Professor Frank Askin, long-time civil rights attorney and founding director of the law school’s Constitutional Litigation Clinic, will receive the 2011 Eric R. Neisser Public Interest Award.

What:  “Do They Bleed: Corporate Domination of the Courts” 
Who:  Professor Burt Neuborne, Legal Director, New York University School of Law Brennan Center of Justice
Professor John Leubsdorf, Associate Dean for Faculty and Research and Judge Frederick B. Lacey Distinguished Scholar, Rutgers School of Law–Newark
Nan Aron, President, Alliance for Justice

Neisser Award Honoree:
Frank Askin ’66, Distinguished Professor of Law, Robert E. Knowlton Scholar, and Director of the Constitutional Litigation Clinic, Rutgers School of Law–Newark
When: 4 – 6 pm, with reception to follow, Wednesday, October 5, 2011 
Where:  Baker Trial Courtroom, Rutgers School of Law–Newark