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4th Annual "Got Rights?"

Alumni Center - Centennial Hall

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 · 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Keene State College's Department of Journalism presents its fourth annual "Got Rights?" public event as part of Constitution Day, Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 7-8:30 in KSC's Alumni Center- Centenial Hall.

This year's Constitutional issues concern Fair Trial v. Free Press tensions between the First Amendment's various freedoms of press, speech, religion and assembly with the Sixth Amendment's protections to a speedy, fair and public trial, along with due process regarding legal charges, witnesses and evidence.

This year's panelists include: Devon Chafee, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union; Peter Heed, former New Hampshire Attorney General, former Cheshire County Attorney now in private practice with the law firm Abramson, Brown & Dugan; Dr. Chad Nye, KSC Journalism Professor, whose upcoming book, Journalism and Justice, examines trial and press tensions in the Oklahoma City Bombing trial; and KSC Journalism Professor Dr. Marianne Salcetti, former newspaper reporter and editor whose students often encounter legal and political issues while reporting.

The event is free, open to the public and is co-sponsored with KSC-American Democracy Project. All attendees will receive their own pocket copy of the U.S. Constitution. For further information, contact, Dr. Rose Kundanis, Chair, Journalism Department, 603-358-2404.

Rose Kundanis
Categories: Lecture/Presentation

To request accommodations for a disability, please contact the coordinator at least two weeks prior to the event.