Annual Miller Lecture Will Feature Princeton Politics Professor

Oct. 1, 2010

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"Repugnant Acts? Judicial Review and the Laws of Congress" will be the topic of a Princeton politics professor's lecture 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, in Bennett Auditorium on the Baylor University campus.

Dr. Keith E.Whittington, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics and director of graduate studies in the department of politics at Princeton, will deliver the annual Robert T. Miller Lecture presented by Baylor's department of political science.

The event is free and open to the public.

Whittington has written about the American constitutional order mostly from a historical and political perspective rather than a legal perspective, said Dr. Jerold Waltman, R. W. Morrison Professor of Political Science at Baylor and coordinator of the Miller Lecture Series.

Whittington is the author of "Constitutional Construction: Divided Powers and Constitutional Meaning" and "Constitutional Interpretation: Textual Meaning, Original Intent, and Judicial Review."

He also wrote "Political Foundations of Judicial Supremacy: The Presidency, the Supreme Court, and Constitutional Leadership in U.S. History," which was awarded the C. Herman Pritchett Award for best book in law and courts and the J. David Greenstone Award for best book in politics and history.

Whittington is working on a political history of the judicial review of federal statutes and a volume of cases and materials on American constitutionalism.

The Miller Lecture Series is named after the late Dr. Robert T. Miller, Baylor's former chair of the department of political science. He authored several books, including "Church and State in Scripture History and Constitutional Law" and "The Death of the Irreparable Injury Rule."

The Bennett Auditorium is adjacent to Draper Hall at 1420 S. 7th St.

For more information, visit http://www.baylor.edu/political_science/index.php?id=69569.

by Katy McDowall, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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