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Oct 29

Upcoming CLE program: Thomas More and Tyranny – Constitutional Law as a Bulwark against Tyranny: An American Experience

Monday, October 29 4:30 to 6:00pm

University of St. Thomas School of Law
MSL 244

The program considers the importance of an independent judiciary, treason prosecution, the speech and debate clause and other protections against tyranny under the Constitution, in the context of the proceedings against Thomas More.  Registration is required.

Christopher Riley of McLaughlin Gormley King Company will present a program which considers the legal proceedings in Thomas More’s case in contrast with certain specific protections and limits to power under the United States Constitution.  The program considers the importance of an independent judiciary, treason prosecution, the speech and debate clause and other protections against tyranny under the Constitution.  Mr. Riley is a 1983 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and a 1986 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law, where he also served on the editorial board of the Iowa Law Review. Mr. Riley is General Counsel and Secretary of McLaughlin Gormley King Company.  Prior to joining MGK in 1993, Mr. Riley clerked with the Honorable Harold D. Vietor of the US. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, and practiced law at the Dorsey & Whitney law firm in Minneapolis as a member of the firm's Trial Department.

This event is free and open to the public. 1 hour of standard CLE credit has been applied for.