Roger Newman, author of Hugo Black: A Biography will be on campus September 12, 2012 at 4:00 pm (reception to folllow) to present his talk entitled "Your Rights: Civil Liberties and Surveillance" at the UAB Alumni House.
To an unparalleled extent the government is monitoring and keeping records of our private communications. Wiretapping and other electronic surveillance are now widespread. Even just walking on the street is often recorded. The dangers are obvious. Please join us for this important talk about freedom and technology against the commands of the Constitution.
About Hugo Black: A Biography
Roger Newman’s biography of Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black won the Scribes Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. The New York Times called it “a giant book on a giant man.” PBS used it as the basis for one of the programs in its series on the history of the Supreme Court on which Roger Newman also appeared several times. He is the editor of the Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law and a four-volume encyclopedia on the Constitution, and he has written hundreds of articles and reviews, and lectured extensively across the country. He has appeared on C-Span, National Public Radio and even Entertainment Tonight, which used another of his books, Banned Films, as the basis of a week-long series on movie censorship. He taught for years at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is currently working on a book on the political history of the Internet and surveillance.