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VLS Symposium to Explore National Security In Relationship to Other National Priorities

October 9, 2008

Library of Congress Constitutional Expert Louis Fisher to Deliver Keynote

SOUTH ROYALTON, VT –Louis Fisher, constitutional law specialist with the Library of Congress, will be the keynote speaker at the Vermont Law Review’s 2008 symposium, “Examining Our Priorities: The Relationship between National Security and Other Fundamental Values.” The symposium will be held on Friday, October 17, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Chase Community Center. The keynote address will take place at 12:30 p.m.

The program, which is free and open to the public, will also feature panels on immigration policy, Vermont’s library confidentiality, the competitive balance between environmental and security policies, and the constitutional issues that arise under domestic anti-terrorism program.

Mr. Fisher will be discussing political and legal themes noted in his recent book, 9/11 and the Constitution: Recurring Threats to America’s Freedom. He is the author of many books examining the balance of power and the role of the presidency, and he has frequently testified before Congress on such issues. For additional information about the speaker or his recent book, visit

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits will be offered. For more information about the symposium and panel speakers, visit

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