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Chief Judge for The District Of Columbia to Speak at ABA Meeting on Trying Terrorists in Article III Courts

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 14, 2009 — Judge Royce Lamberth, chief judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, will discuss the controversial aspects of  trying terrorists in Article III Courts during a Dec. 17 breakfast meeting sponsored by the _ Standing Committee of Law and National Security.

Judge Lamberth was appointed U.S. district judge in 1987 and became chief judge in May 2008.  He served as presiding judge of the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court from 1995 – 2002, appointed by Chief Justice Renquist.

WHO:
Judge Royce Lamberth, chief judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

WHAT:
“Trying Terrorists in Article III Courts”

WHEN:
Dec. 17
8 – 9 a.m.

WHERE:
University Club
1135 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.

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Note to Reporters: Reporters wishing to cover the program should contact Jane Singleton for credentials at 202/662-1093 or .