Post Date: April 10, 2006

On Tuesday, April 11, Judge Richard C. Wesley of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will speak at Harvard Law School about legal issues arising from the war on terrorism. His speech, titled “Presidential War Powers in a Post-9/11 World,” is sponsored by the HLS Federalist Society.

“The Harvard Federalist Society is thrilled to have one of the country’s leading jurists publicly discuss this timely and important topic on campus,” said Matt Cooper, 3L and president of the group. “We hope this event will spark debate and discussion at Harvard.”

Wesley was a member of the three-judge panel that decided Padilla v. Rumsfeld, a case involving a U.S. citizen detained as an enemy combatant in a military jail. The Supreme Court reviewed this case on appeal in 2004 and sent it back to the lower courts based on the conclusion that Padilla’s habeas petition had been filed incorrectly.

The event will take place at 3:15 p.m. in Hauser Hall, Room 102. For more information, please contact