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ACLU president to speak on pornography and the Internet

Nadine Strossen, president of the American Civil Liberties Union, will discuss "Regulating CyberSex: Internet Porn, 'Communications Decency' and the First Amendment" at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in Kresge Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.

A professor at New York Law School, Strossen has headed the nation's oldest and largest civil liberties organization since 1991. She earned bachelor's and law degrees from Harvard and practiced law for nine years in Minneapolis and New York City before becoming a law professor. She is the author of the 1995 book Defending Pornography: Free Speech, Sex and the Fight for Women's Rights. She also is the co-author of Speaking of Race, Speaking of Sex: Hate Speech, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.

Immediately following Strossen's talk, Kathleen Sullivan, the Stanley Morrison Professor of Law, will moderate a discussion.

The event is co-sponsored by the Stanford Law School Special Fund, the ASSU Speakers Bureau, the ACLU/Mid Peninsula Chapter, OutLaw, the Stanford Law and Technology Association and the Stanford Law School Office of Public Interest Programs.

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By Elaine Ray

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