Acclaimed Civil Libertarian David Cole

Law professor and legal affairs journalist David Cole will speak about presidential abuses of power on Tuesday, June 26, 7 pm at the Lyceum Theater in downtown San Diego. A free reception and info fair precede the lecture from 6 – 7 pm.

The event is free and no tickets are required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The topic of his speech, “Less Safe, Less Free: The Failure of Pre-Emption in the War on Terror” is discussed in greater length in a book of the same title, to be released in August.

David Cole writes for The Nation on legal affairs, and is a professor at Georgetown University Law Center. He is the author of No Equal Justice: Race and Class in the American Criminal Justice System (New Press), co-author, with James X. Dempsey, of Terrorism and the Constitution: Sacrificing Civil Liberties for National Security (New Press; recently released in a fully revised paperback edition) and author of Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism (New Press), forthcoming in a revised paperback edition in July.

Cole’s talk is titled: “Less Safe, Less Free: The Failure of Pre-Emption in the War on Terror.”

David Cole’s Bio

http://www.law.georgetown.edu/curriculum/tab_faculty.cfm?Status=Faculty&Detail=235

Articles of David Cole

http://www.thenation.com/directory/bios/david_cole