SOURCE: Town Hall Los Angeles

October 08, 2008 18:00 ET

Vince Warren Addresses the Need to Restore Constitutional Rights

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - October 8, 2008) - Vince Warrren, Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), will deliver the address "100 Days to Constitutional Restoration: What the Next President Must Do," on Thursday, October 23, 2008 at The Jonathan Club.

Warren's "100 Days" talk is part of a larger CCR campaign designed to communicate the concerns of Americans through a series of white papers, videos, speaking tours and online activism, thus bringing Constitutional and human rights issues into the presidential debate.

On the June 2008 Supreme Court decision to uphold Habeas Corpus rights for detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Warren said, "The Supreme Court gave the detainees an almost unconditional win in terms of vindicating their rights. And the argument that we've been making for the last 6 1/2 years... is that when the government flies the American flag over a prison in Guantanamo the rights of the detainees therein really do extend to the mainland and extend to Federal Courts."

Warren became executive director of the CCR in 2006. He is the Center's chief strategist and spokesperson in coordinating representation for Guantanamo detainees, human rights victims and the disempowered. Prior to his current position, Warren was national senior staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Throughout its history, TOWN HALL has hosted discussions with numerous lawyers and leaders of social and humanitarian organizations, among them Theodore M. Shaw, Director, Counsel and President -- NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Larry Cox -- CEO of Amnesty International, and World Wildlife Fund.

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When:   Thursday, October 23, 2008
        6:00 PM Reception, 6:30 Program followed by Audience Q&A

Where:  The Jonathan Club
        545 South Figueroa Street
        Los Angeles, CA  90071

Reservations for the public: Call 213.628.8141 or visit www.townhall-la.org; Cost: $48-$60.

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