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4th annual symposium to look at civil rights

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Civil rights in the Southern District will be the topic of the fourth annual Court History Symposium presented by the Historical Society for the Southern District of Indiana Nov. 18.

The event will feature presentations from U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana Joseph H. Hogsett, who will speak on significant civil rights cases in the district; attorneys William E. Marsh, David R. Day, John L. Wood and John S. Chappell, who will speak on their personal involvement in and reflections on the Indianapolis Public Schools busing case; and Judge Tanya Walton Pratt and Magistrate Judge Denise K. LaRue, who will speak on the role of the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law in the busing case.

The event is from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the William E. Steckler Ceremonial Courtroom at the Birch Bayh Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, 46 E. Ohio St., Indianapolis. Registration is required for the event and space is limited. Registration is $50 for nonmembers of the Historical Society of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana; members can attend free of charge but must RSVP by Nov. 11 to denise.fort@bakerd.com. Three hours of CLE will be available pending approval.

For more information, call Doria Lynch at 317-229-3729.
 

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