March 11, 2009 Communications Office
Famed prosecutor in Civil Rights bombings speaks at Stetson Law on March 12
WHAT: Doug Jones discusses one of the most significant prosecutions from U.S. Civil Rights history as part of Stetson University College of Law’s annual Nichols Foundation Prominent Speaker Lecture Series. The series is named for Perry Nichols, who served as president of the American Trial Lawyers Association and the International Trial Lawyers Association.
WHERE: Great Hall,
WHEN: March 12, 12:15 p.m.-1 p.m.
WHO: Jones is the former U.S. Attorney for the northern district of Alabama who prosecuted and won murder convictions against Thomas Blanton Jr. in 2001 and Bobby Frank Cherry in 2002 for the 1963 bombing of
WHY: This invitation-only lecture addresses the importance of justice and one of the most important cases from Civil Rights history. The
Editor’s note: This event is not open to the public, but members of the media are encouraged to attend.