O’Connor, the first women appointed to the Supreme Court, is the
inaugural speaker for The Pappas Visiting Scholar Series at Stockton.
Justice O’Connor was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981, and served until 2006. She was awarded the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, by President Barack Obama in 2009.
leads the international trade, litigation and government relations
practice of Shearman & Sterling LLP.
He was counsel of record in Rasul v. Bush,
decided in June 2004, in which the United States Supreme Court ruled
that the detainees at Guantanamo Bay have the right to habeas corpus,
and in Boumediene v. Bush, decided in June 2008, in which the
Supreme Court held that the Guantanamo detainees’ right to habeas corpus
is protected by the U.S. Constitution.
He was also counsel of record
in Al Odah v. United States which established the detainees’ right to counsel.
Wilner will serve as moderator for Justice O’Connor’s 6 p.m. presentation in the Sports Center on the main Galloway campus, which seats 3,000. All tickets to the free event have been reserved by members of the Stockton community and the general public.
Stockton Trustee Dean Pappas and his wife, Zoe, established the Dean C. and Zoe S. Pappas Visiting Scholar Endowment Fund in 2012, to bring noted scholars and thought leaders speakers to Stockton for classes, workshops and public events.For more information on the Pappas Visiting Scholar Series, visit stockton.edu/foundation
--Press release from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey