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Weinstein to speak at COGEL annual meeting

December 03, 2009

Professor James Weinstein, of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, will participate in a panel at the 31st annual conference of The Council on Government Ethics Laws (COGEL) on Monday, Dec. 7, in Scottsdale.

Weinstein, the Amelia Lewis Professor of Constitutional Law, will join a panel on "Regulating Lobbyists: What Activities should be Regulated and can they be?" He will be joined by Anthony M. Wilhoit, Executive Director of the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission, Jonathan Becker of the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, and moderator Trevor Potter, former chairman of the Federal Election Commission.

COGEL is a professional organization for government agencies, organizations, and individuals with responsibilities or interests in governmental ethics, elections, campaign finance, lobbying laws and freedom of information.

Weinstein's areas of academic interest are Constitutional Law, especially free speech, as well as jurisprudence, federal courts, civil procedure and legal history. He is co-editor of Extreme Speech and Democracy, and has written numerous articles in law review symposia on a variety of free speech topics, including: obscenity doctrine, institutional review boards, commercial speech, database protection, campaign finance reform, the relationship between free speech and other constitutional rights, hate crimes, and campus speech codes. Weinstein also has written several articles on the history of personal jurisdiction and its implication for modern doctrine.

Janie Magruder,
(480) 727-9052
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law