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STANFORD COMMUNITY FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE


PATRIOT Act Forum

7-9 pm, Oak Lounge
Tressider Student Union

Speakers:

Matthew A. Lamberti
Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of California

For the past four years he served as Counsel to United States Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and as Counsel to the Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee, where his responsibilities included covering crime, cybercrime, terrorism, homeland security, technology, victims' rights, and the Constitution. Before joining the Senate Judiciary Committee, he spent two years as an associate with Hogan & Hartson in Washington D.C doing general and appellate litigation. He also clerked for the Honorable Emilio M. Garza on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and for the Honorable William H. Walls on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Matt earned his B.A. from Yale University, magna cum laude with distinction in two majors; an M.Phil in Politics from Oxford University; and a J.D. from the Stanford Law School, where he served as the Associate Managing Editor of the Stanford Journal of International Law and Articles Editor of the Stanford Law and Policy Review.


Anne Weills
Civil liberties lawyer
National Lawyers Guild Executive Board Member


From Leage of Women Voters web site:
She has been an active legal observer at Bay Area anti-war rallies, including the demonstration at the Port of Oakland, in
which demonstrators were shot and seriously injured by "less-lethal" weapons used by the Oakland Police Department. Anne has worked actively with local organizations concerned with police violence and early on assisted with the lawsuit against the
City of Oakland and the Police Department. She has worked with the East Bay Peoples Non-Violent Response Committee and the ACLU to expose the ramifications of the USA PATRIOT Act. Recently, she and her co-council, Dan Siegel, won at trial against Brown University in a tenure denial case of a professor of Lebanese descent, discriminated against because of his ethnic heritage; one manifestation of which was being told that he "looked like a terrorist" by the dean who orchestrated his tenure denial. In 2003 Anne was recognized by the Anti-Arab Discrimination Committee for her contribution to the Arab and Muslim communities: Anne helped lead the team of NLG attorneys that successfully fought against the discrimination of UC Berkeley in denying the Students for Justice in Palestine their rights to free speech.


Kevin Bankston
Electronic Frontier Foundation Fellow

From the EFF web site:
Kevin Bankston, an attorney specializing in free speech and privacy law, is the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Equal
Justice Works/Bruce J. Ennis Fellow for 2003-05. Before joining EFF, Kevin was the Justice William J. Brennan First Amendment Fellow for the American Civil Liberties Union in New York City. At the ACLU, Kevin litigated Internet-related free speech cases, including First Amendment challenges to both the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (Edelman v. N2H2, Inc.) and a federal statute regulating Internet speech in public libraries (American Library Association v. U.S.). Kevin received his
J.D. in 2001 from the University of Southern California Law Center, and spent his undergraduate years at the University of
Texas in Austin. Kevin's fellowship at the EFF is sponsored by Equal Justice Works Fellowships and the Bruce J. Ennis
Foundation.

Read SCPJ's Op-Ed published in The Stanford Daily on Feb. 9th.