Sunday Speaker: Bob McWhirter / Of Dogma and Desire: First Amendment - Part 1



Sunday Speaker


Bob McWhirter

Of Dogma and Desire: Saying what you believe about the First Amendment - Part 1


This is the first of a three part series on the first amendment. The 2nd installment will be on Feb.24th. The final part will be scheduled after his book is published

ROBERT J. McWHIRTER received his Juris Doctorate from Arizona State University College of Law in 1988. Upon graduation, he clerked for then Vice Chief Justice Stanley G. Feldman of the Supreme Court of Arizona. He was an Assistant Federal Public Defender from 1989 until 2007 representing Native Americans and other clients in a broad range of Federal cases including homicide, sexual abuse, and bank robbery. In addition, Mr. McWhirter developed a specialty in criminal immigration law having published articles in the Georgetown Immigration Law Review and the Criminal Practice Law Report. His book, The Criminal Lawyer's Guide to Immigration Law: Questions and Answers, 2nd Ed. 2006 was extensively quoted by Justice Alito in Padilla v. Kentucky. His upcoming book is The History of the Bill of Rights (working title). He has served on the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section and on the Standard Committee writing the Criminal Justice Standards. In 2009, he was named a Southwest Super Lawyer and was the recipient of the Phoenix Saint Thomas More Award. Mr. McWhirter is the immediate past president of Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice.


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