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The Constitution and Military Commissions in American Wars on Terror
A controversial case, ex parte Milligan, developed out of the Civil War regarding the Lincoln Administration’s use of military commissions to try civilians. This case still resonates today since the administration of George W. Bush exercised and defended sweeping executive discretion in prosecuting the war on terror. Dr. Stewart Winger, Associate Professor of History at ISU, will discuss this important case and the upcoming conference, “ex Parte Milligan at 150: The Constitution and Military Commissions in American Wars on Terror”, that will be held from September 22-24 at the Marriott in Uptown Normal (milliganconference.illinoisstate.edu). The talk will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Faculty/Staff Commons.
All faculty, staff, annuitants and guests are welcome to join us at the University Club from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. this Friday in the Faculty/Staff Commons in the Bone Student Center. You need not be a University Club member to attend. Additional information about U-Club events and activities can be found at our website, http://uclub.illinoisstate.edu/. Continued program support is provided by the Office of the ISU Provost and President.