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Judicial campaigns and elections topic of Altgeld Forum

March 23, 2007

Contact: Cheryl Peck, 217/206-7823, cpeck1@uis.edu

SPRINGFIELD -- The annual Altgeld Forum will feature a presentation on how judicial campaigns and elections have changed in Illinois and the national trends at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at Brookens Auditorium, University of Illinois at Springfield. The program is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the UIS Pre-Law Center, the presentation will feature James Sample, counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law; Professor Kent Redfield, interim director of UIS' Institute for Legislative Studies; Margo Alpert, counsel at the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform; and Assistant Professor Dennis Rendleman, director of the UIS Pre-Law Center.

The program will also feature an interview with Fifth District Appellate Court Judge James Wexstten and a showing of the documentary Benched, about the contentious campaign for the Supreme Court between Judges Lloyd Karmeier and Gordon Maag.

A reception will follow the program.

Brookens Auditorium is located on the lower level of Brookens Library.

For more information, contact Rendleman at 217/206-6324.



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