'Constitution Day' Guest Lecturer Atty. Sandy Staub to Discuss Death Penalty

News Story: August 1, 2010

Sacred Heart University’s Department of Government and Politics, in conjunction with the University’s Common Core Curriculum and the Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty, will host the annual Constitution Day event on Friday, September 17 from 2-3pm in the University Commons on campus at 5151 Park Avenue in Fairfield, CT. This year’s theme is “Debating the Death Penalty.” With the Cheshire, CT, home invasion case gaining national public attention, the topic is especially timely.  The lecture is free and open to the public.

Atty. Sandra Staub

Presenting this year’s lecture will be Attorney Sandy Staub, legal director of the Connecticut American Civil Liberties Union. A graduate of Yale Law School, Attorney Staub has over twenty years of trial experience. She is the former chief of the Domestic Violence Prosecution Unit for the Northwestern District Attorney’s office in Massachusetts. She has also committed much of her time and career towards the establishment of stable and safe homes for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Her lecture on the death penalty is intended to facilitate debate and discussion concerning the continued use of capital punishment in the United States.

Media coverage is welcomed. Please contact Funda Alp at 203-396-8241 or alpf@sacredheart.edu for further information.

To watch video from this event, click here.