SEMINOLE — Eleven years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a nationally acclaimed expert in constitutional law will explore in a multimedia presentation how the response of America's leaders to this and other crises have affected constitutional liberties.
Barry Richard, a Tallahassee lawyer who successfully led the legal defense team of former President George W. Bush in the contested 2000 election, will speak on "Security, Pseudo-Patriotism and the Erosion of American Liberties" from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Conference Center at the St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus, 9200 113th St. N. His presentation is an examination of legislation proposed and passed in the name of national security.
The program is the second in college's new Village Square initiative, a town hall-type policy forum that explores topical issues over dinner, in an atmosphere free of political rancor or partisanship.
Richard was named one of two Lawyers of the Year in 2001 by the National Law Journal, which recognized him as one of the "100 Most Influential Lawyers in America."
Tickets are $30 for Village Square members or $40 for nonmembers. Advance registration and payment are required, at spcollege.edu/solutions. For information, call (727) 394-6942.