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May 26, 2016
MILWAUKEE — U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey and Milwaukee Chief of Police Ed Flynn are among the featured guests for an upcoming conference, "National Security, Individual Liberty, and You," on Thursday, June 2, from 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Marquette University Law School's Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St.
The terror attacks on September 11, 2001, led the U.S. government to enact new laws and take additional steps to protect national security. But has the government gone too far? The conference will address key questions presented by a post-9/11 world.
To what extent have national security interests appropriately required government surveillance or restrictions on individual liberty beyond the historical norm? How are national security tools being used locally? How has the law changed to address concerns about the bulk collection of metadata from Americans' phone calls? The conference will also consider the sorts of issues that arose in the recent legal battle over the FBI's attempt to force Apple to unlock an iPhone used by a San Bernardino terrorist.
Other speakers include:
The conference is supported by Marquette Law School's Lubar Fund for Public Policy Research and is cosponsored by the Milwaukee Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society and the Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society.
Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, debates featuring candidates in significant political races, Gousha's "On the Issues" conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars and conferences on significant issues of public importance, the Law School serves as the region's leading venue for serious civil discourse about law and public policy matters.
Attendance is complimentary but registration is required and available online. Members of the media who are interested in attending should contact Chris Jenkins in the Office of Marketing and Communication.