MEDIA ADVISORY–U.S. Supreme Court and individual privacy rights topic for next (Lunch) Box talk

The moral underpinnings of the U.S. Constitution, including the Supreme Court’s role in protecting individual privacy rights, is the topic for the Oct. 8 installment of the "Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box series. Vanderbilt Professor of Philosophy David Wood will lead the discussion, titled "The Supreme Court and the Promise of Liberty," with Rebecca Brown, a professor of law and the Allen Chair in Law at Vanderbilt.

Brown, a leading constitutional theorist, will talk about the Supreme Court’s role in protecting the individual’s right to privacy under the due process clause of the Fifth and 14th amendments to the Constitution. This includes the court’s historic decision to overturn a Texas state law banning sodomy.

Brown clerked for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and worked in the Office of Legal Counsel in the Department of Justice before coming to Vanderbilt. Her work is widely published in leading law reviews and edited volumes.

The discussion and box lunch are presented by Vanderbilt University and the Nashville Public Library. Lunch is catered by Provence Breads and CafÈ. All those planning to attend this event, which is free and open to the public, should call (615) 322-8585 or e-mail WHAT: Lunch and lecture series with Vanderbilt faculty David Wood and Rebecca Brown

WHERE:The conference center of the Main Library, 615 Church St.

WHEN:Wednesday, Oct. 8
Lunch is served at 11:30; lecture begins at noon

Media Contact: Ann Marie Deer Owens, (615) 322-NEWS

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