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Michael Doyle

Michael Doyle, legal affairs writer for McClatchey newspapers, will discuss the Roberts Court and its impact at the Flagler College Forum on Government and Public Policy lecture series.

 


Aug. 26, 2013

After a blockbuster session of the Supreme Court, Michael Doyle, legal affairs writer for McClatchey newspapers, will discuss the Roberts Court and its impact at the Flagler College Forum on Government and Public Policy lecture series.

“I’ll be exploring two different aspects of law: how it's written in court decisions and how it's written by reporters,” said Doyle, the author of “Suits and Sentences,” the McClatchy legal affairs blog. “I’ll describe the world of the Supreme Court press corps, shedding light on what happens behind the scenes when a big court decision is handed down.”

Doyle’s lecture, "Writing the Law: How journalists and justices represent the Supreme Court,” will take place on Sept. 17 and will also discuss the writing of current and past justices.

Doyle joined the McClatchy Washington Bureau in 1988. He also writes for the Fresno Bee, Modesto Bee and Merced Sun-Star. In 2004, Syracuse University Press published his book “The Forestport Breaks: A Nineteenth Century Conspiracy Along the Black River Canal.” His second book, “Radical Chapters: Pacifist Bookseller Roy Kepler and the Paperback Revolution,” was published in 2012.

All forums take place at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., at 7 p.m. Forums are free and open to the public, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign language interpreters are provided.

Call (904) 819-6400 for more information.

2013-2014 Forum on Government and Public Policy lecture series

• Oct. 1 – Obamacare Panel featuring Howard Gleckman, Urban Institute Fellow and author of “Caring for Our Parents”; John Rother, President and CEO of the National Coalition on Health Care; and Joseph Gordy, President and CEO of Flagler Hospital.

• Nov. 14 – Susan Milligan, author and columnist, US News and World Report

• Jan. 21 – John A. Farrell, author and correspondent for National Journal and
 The Atlantic

• Feb. 11 – Walt Handelsman, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, Newsday

• March 27 – Hedrick Smith, author and former New York Times correspondent


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