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The Role of Religion in Supreme Court Selection is the Topic of Creighton’s Tepoel Lecture

The Role of Religion in Supreme Court Selection is the Topic of Creighton’s Tepoel Lecture

"The Role of Religion in Supreme Court Selection" is the topic of the TePoel lecture, scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Creighton School of Law, Gross Appellate Courtroom.

Professor Michael J. Gerhardt, Samuel Ashe Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina Law School in Chapel Hill, N.C., will present the lecture. A reception immediately following the lecture will be held in the Schneider Commons on the second floor of the law school.

Gerhardt has consulted with members of Congress on a number of constitutional issues and has testified before the House and Senate. He was the only joint witness in the House Judiciary Committee's 1998 hearing on the history of the federal impeachment process.

Most recently, he defended the constitutionality of the filibuster before the Senate Rules and Judiciary Committees.

Professor Gerhardt has consulted extensively with the national media, and he served as CNN’s full-time impeachment expert throughout the impeachment proceedings against President Clinton.

The TePoel Lecture Series is named in honor of Louis TePoel -- teacher, scholar and academic administrator, who served on the Creighton School of Law faculty from 1907 to 1947 and as dean from 1920 to 1947. The Creighton University School of Law sponsors the lecture.

Posted: 1/26/06