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National expert on the courts in the Triangle today

There will be two great opportunities today to hear from one of the nation’s experts on the state of the judiciary — and particularly the right’s intentional and successful effort to gain control of it.

Who: Michael Avery, author of “The Federalist Society: How Conservatives Took the Law Back from Liberals.”  Click here to read about the book.

Where/When: Offices of the N.C. Justice Center in Raleigh (Click here for directions and parking informationTODAY at 3:00 pm — The author will also be speaking at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill tonight at 7:00 pm.

What: A brief talk by Prof. Avery followed by Q&A

These are free events. Light refreshments will be served at the Justice Center event.

About the book: Over the last thirty years, the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies has grown from a small group of disaffected conservative law students into an organization with extraordinary influence over American law and politics. Although the organization is unknown to the average citizen, this group of intellectuals has managed to monopolize the selection of federal judges, take over the Department of Justice, and control legal policy in the White House.

About the author: Michael Avery is a Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School where he teaches constitutional law and evidence, is a former president of the National Lawyers Guild. From 1970 to 1998, he was in private practice, specializing in plaintiffs’ civil rights litigation and criminal defense.

RSVP? Not required, but we’d love to get a head count for seating and refreshments at the 3:00 pm event. Please feel free to share this invite with friends and colleagues.

Contact Rob Schofield at rob@ncpolicywatch.com to RSVP and/or ask questions. Hope to see you Thursday!

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