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Military commissions and the war on terror focus of U-Club

Stewart Winger will talk about military commissions and the war on terror at the next University Club at 3:30 p.m. Friday, September 9, in the Faculty/Staff Commons of the Bone Student Center.

Winger, an associate professor of history at Illinois State will present “The Constitution and Military Commissions in American Wars on Terror” at 4:30 p.m.

A controversial case, ex parte Milligan, developed out of the U.S. Civil War regarding the Lincoln Administration’s use of military commissions to try civilians. This case still resonates today since the administration of George W. Bush exercised and defended sweeping executive discretion in prosecuting the war on terror.

Winger will also discuss the upcoming conference, ex Parte Milligan at 150: The Constitution and Military Commissions in American Wars on Terror, which will be held from September 22-24 at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Uptown Normal.

Additional information about University Club events and activities can be found on the website. Continued program support is provided by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the President.

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