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Ashton Phelps Lecture on First Amendment Law

Uptown Campus
John Giffen Weinmann Hall

Celebrated Washington Post columnist and opinion page editor Ruth Marcus is this year's Ashton Phelps Lecturer on First Amendment Law. Marcus. Marcus has been with The Post since 1984. She joined the national staff in 1986, covering campaign finance, the Justice Department, the Supreme Court and the White House. From 1999 through 2002, she served as deputy national editor, supervising reporters who covered money and politics, Congress, the Supreme Court and other national issues. She joined the editorial board in 2003 and began writing a regular column in 2006. A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2007.

In December, Marcus published her latest book, "Supreme Ambition: Brett Kavanaugh and the Conservative Takeover" which details the trajectory conservatives took to swing the Supreme Court and Justice Brett Kavanaugh's plan to one day hold a seat on the court. 

The Phelps Lecture is dedicated to First Amendment law and related fields. It was inaugurated in 1992 to honor Ashton Phelps, Sr.,  a distinguished Tulane Law School graduate (L'37), who practiced law at Phelps, Dunbar, Marks, Claverie and Sims, and served as Publisher of The Times-Picayune. 

The lecture is open to the public. A reception will follow.

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