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Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4640
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Additional Seating Available for Lecture by Justice Scalia

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG, MO (Feb. 7, 2008) – All free tickets for reserved seating in Hendricks Hall for a public lecture by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia have been distributed, but free overflow seating will be made available for the event scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4.

Closed-Circuit Viewing Available

Due to the public response to Justice Scalia's visit, additional seating for his lecture will be made available in UCM's Laura J. Nahm Auditorium, located in the W.C. Morris Science Building, where the lecture may be viewed via closed-circuit television. Although tickets were required to reserve the free seating in Hendricks Hall, no tickets will be required for the free seating in Nahm Auditorium, which will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

UCM Professor Authored Book on Scalia

Scalia is coming to campus at the invitation of UCM President Aaron Podolefsky, who stressed that one of the reasons for his visit is the work of Jim Staab, professor and chair of the Department of Political Science. Staab authored the book, The Political Thought of Justice Antonin Scalia: A Hamiltonian on the Supreme Court (Lanham, MD: Rowan & Littlefield, 2006).

Born in Trenton, NJ, Scalia went on to study, practice and teach law before he was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to the U.S. Supreme Court on Sept. 26, 1986. Today he is the second most senior associate justice of the court, and is often regarded as the intellectual anchor of the court’s conservative wing.

For More Information

For more information about Scalia's visit, contact Staab at 660-543-8825.