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Oregon Coalition Will Host Supreme Court Teach-In Thursday Evening in Eugene

The Oregon Coalition For A Fair And Independent Judiciary is holding a teach-in about the current U.S. Supreme Court, it's future and what's at stake. The event is open to the public and will take place on Thursday (September 8th) at 6:30pm at the University Of Oregon Law School.
Back in July, President Bush nominated Judge John G. Roberts to replace Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the U.S. Supreme Court. Now, after the death William Rehnquist, President Bush has re-nominated Roberts to be the next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. With many important questions still unanswered about his judicial philosophy and record, Oregonians are asking what the future will bring.

In effort to answer some of these important questions about the Supreme Court, organizations like Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon, People for the American Way, NARAL Pro-choice Oregon and Oregon Trial Lawyers Association are bringing together a panel of speakers to discuss issues important to Oregonians such as our right to privacy and equality, access to reproductive health care, and right to organize.

Panelists include Attorney at Law Derek C. Johnson of Johnson, Clifton, Larson & Schaller and member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, and the Lane County Bar Association, Kelly Shoemaker, Vice President of Public Affairs at Planned Parenthood Health Services of Southwestern Oregon (PPHSSO) and Dr. Marcus Widenor of the University of Oregon's Labor Education and Research Center.

What: What's at Stake-Your Rights and the Future of the Supreme Court
When: 6:30pm-7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 8, 2005
Where: University Of Oregon
School of Law
1515 Agate Street, Room 141
Eugene, Oregon

Sponsored by Oregon Coalition For A Fair And Independent Judiciary
Co-sponsored by Wayne Morse Center For Law And Politics

The Oregon Coalition For A Fair And Independent Judiciary is a partnership of individuals and organizations dedicated to ensuring the nomination of moderate federal and Supreme Court justices who will uphold basic rights and freedoms for all individuals. For More information, please visit our website at: www.oregonjudicialcoalition.org

homepage: homepage: http://www.oregonjudicialcoalition.org
phone: phone: 503.789.8213