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February 14th, 2012
Black lawyer who defended Klan grand master to speak on campus

Anthony Griffin

STAFF REPORT

Noted civil rights attorney Anthony Griffin will share his stories and experiences defending first amendment rights during a free event in the Alkek Teaching Theater on the Texas State University campus. The event, open to the public, is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday.

Griffin has attributed some of his concern for equal protection and due process rights to his early childhood experiences as an African-American raised in an integrated yet troubled town. His most noted cases have involved his defense of the First Amendment rights of a grand master of the Ku Klux Klan, in addition to his lead on a case challenging prayer at public school football games.

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