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NORTH ADAMS, MASS. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will observe the 228th anniversary of the enactment of the United Stated Constitution on Thursday, Sept. 17, with a talk by Bruce K. Miller, a professor at Western New England University’s School of Law.

As part of the Constitution Day activities at MCLA, Miller will discuss the implications of recent Supreme Court rulings and the evolution of the Constitution in the United States in a talk entitled, “Does the Constitution Protect Religious Objections to Accommodating LGBT Rights?”

The event, which will take place at 5 p.m. in Murdock Hall, room 218, is free and open to the public.

In addition to teaching “Constitutional Law,” Miller’s courses at Western New England University School of Law include those on “Civil Procedure,” “Constitutional Law,” “Federal Courts and Jurisdiction,” “Federal Litigation: Pension Rights” and “Professional Responsibility.”

Prior to coming to Western New England University to teach at its school of law in 1980, Miller worked for the National Senior Citizens Law Center in Los Angeles, Calif., where he specialized in social security and private pension litigation in the federal courts.

Previously, he was an attorney with the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare.

Miller’s primary areas of interest focus on the challenges to the rule of law that have emerged as a result of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and on legal issues that especially affect poor people. He is president of No More Guantanamos, a non-profit advocacy group, and serves on the board of the Rosenberg Fund for Children.

His publications include journal articles in the Western New England Law Review, such as “Symposium: Radical Nemesis: Re-Envisioning Ivan Illichs Theories on Social Institutions: The Place of Law in Ivan Illichs Vision of Social Transformation,” “No Virtue in Passivity: The Supreme Court and Ali Al-Marri,” “A Sturdy Rogue,” “Lawyers' Identities, Client Selection and the Antidiscrimination Principle: Thoughts on the Sanctioning of Judith Nathanson” and “Constitutional Remedies For Under-inclusive Statutes: A Critical Appraisal of Heckler v. Mathews.”

Miller earned his A.B. from Stanford University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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