Honorable John T. Noonan to Speak at University of Tulsa

Do the personal religious beliefs of U.S. Supreme Court Justices shape their judicial decisions interpreting the Constitution? Should they?

The Honorable John T. Noonan, Jr., circuit judge for the ninth circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, will speak on the topic as part of The University of Tulsa College of Law’s John W. Hager Distinguished Lecture series.

The tenth annual lecture will take place on Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Allen Chapman Activity Center on the corner of Fifth Place and South Gary Avenue. The lecture marks the University’s observance of Constitution Day and is free and open to the public.

Judge Noonan was appointed by President Reagan in 1985 to the ninth circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, which includes the nine western states from Arizona north to Alaska and from Idaho west to Hawaii.

Currently, Noonan is an emeritus law professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and was previously a law professor at the University of Notre Dame.

Noonan is the author of 14 books and is considered one of the country’s leading Catholic theologians. His most recent book is titled “A Church That Can and

Cannot Change: The Development of Catholic Moral Teaching.”

Immediately following Noonan’s lecture, there will be a reception and book signing. For more information, call Wendy Buss at (918) 631-2431 or e-mail wendy-buss@utulsa.edu

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