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  • Friday, January 09, 2009


    METRO TALK: Chapman U Law School focuses on Lincoln

    Metro TALK
    is a community service of the
    Greater Orange Communities Organization

    Chapman U Law School focuses on Lincoln
    The Chapman University School of Law presents the 2009 Chapman Law Review Symposium on January 30, 2009 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at Chapman University in historic Old Towne Orange. This year’s Symposium topic is "Lincoln's Constitutionalism in Time of War: Lessons for the War on Terror?" .

    The Schedule of Events include:

    Suspending Rights to Sustain Public Safety: Deciphering Wartime Suspensions of the Writ of Habeas Corpus by Presidents Lincoln and Bush
    A panel will compare and contrast constitutional approaches to the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus by President Lincoln in the Civil War and President Bush during the War on Terror.

    What Would Lincoln Do?
    Constitutional Approaches to Wartime Finance and Economics

    A panel will discuss whether President Lincoln's Greenback approach to financing the Civil War is an economic model other war-time presidents should consider and will consider the economic effects of war, will decipher which elements of war strengthen an economy, and which elements burden an economy.

    Civil Liberties for Civil Rights:
    Justifying Wartime Decline of Civil Liberties by a Gain of Civil Rights

    A panel will consider whether these limiting measures on Americans' civil liberties: the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus; the institution of military commissions to try combatants; and limitations on the 1st Amendment; were justifiable by the subsequent civil rights secured as the result of each war-namely, the Reconstruction Amendments which secured the civil rights of African Americans after the Civil War and liberation of the Iraqi people resulting from the War on Terror.

    Luncheon Keynote Address featuring Harry V. Jaffa
    Harry V. Jaffa is a leading proponent of Abraham Lincoln who served as a speechwriter for Sen. Barry Goldwater and is recognized as one of the most famous students of Leo Strauss. The author of numerous articles and books, Jaffa's publications include, Crisis of the House Divided: An Interpretation of the Lincoln-Douglas Debates (University of Chicago Press, 1959) .

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    Four year old Orange Resident Art Exhibit at Orange Public Library
    Orange resident Maya Shokati was born into a family that appreciates art, so as a result she started painting when she was just six months old, experimenting with her fingerprints and footprints with the help of her mother. This budding young artist, now four years old, is exhibiting her original artwork at the Orange Public Library & History Center (Main Library).

    The Maya Shokati exhibit has been on display in the Main Library’s art gallery since November. The exhibit runs through January 31, 2009. The art gallery is located in the Orange Public Library & History Center located at 407 E. Chapman Ave.

    Villa Park Community Rooms
    Did you know that the Villa Park Council Chambers and Community Room are available to rent? Individuals, community and business organizations that need a meeting space for social, cultural, educational, philanthropic or recreational can make reservations. The Community Room accommodates up to 90 people.

    Reservations are made on a Facilities Use Application (see below). All fees are required to be paid when reserving the Community Room. For more information, the Fee Schedule, and a link to the Facilities Use Application CLICK ON:
    VP Community Room

    Metro TALK
    is a community service of the
    Greater Orange Communities Organization

    Produced by the
    Orange Communication System /OCS/

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