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Chief Justice to deliver Albritton lecture at UA today

The Chief Justice of the United States, John G. Roberts, Jr., will deliver the University of Alabama School of Law’s spring 2010 Albritton Lecture today, Tues., March 9.

The Albritton Lecture series was established by Andalusia native William Harold Albritton III, a 1960 Alabama Law alumnus and Senior Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. The Law School’s previous Albritton Lecture, in fall 2009, was presented by U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas.

Chief Justice Roberts’s visit will mark the ninth U.S. Supreme Court Justice since 1996 to lecture at the UA School of Law. His remarks will be followed by a short Q&A session, wherein the nation’s highest-ranking judicial officer will field questions from Alabama’s law students. A video and podcast of the event will be posted on the Law School’s website, www.law.ua.edu, as well as on The University of Alabama’s iTunesU page, during the week of March 15.