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Reflections on the Post-9/11 Detention Cases: Rasul v. Bush; Rumsfeld v.Padilla; and Hamdi v. Rumsfeld

Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. and
Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights

are pleased to announce the next lecture in our

Human Rights and National Security Speaker Series

Reflections on the Post-9/11 Detention Cases: Rasul v. Bush; Rumsfeld v.Padilla; and Hamdi v. Rumsfeld

presented by

Joseph Margulies

Monday, June 28, 2004, 12:00-1:00 P.M.


Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
4000 Pillsbury Center
200 South Sixth Street
Minneapolis, MN

Joseph Margulies, a principal in the Minneapolis firm of Margulies & Richman and a faculty member at the University of Chicago Law School MacArthur Justice Center, is lead counsel in Rasul v. Bush, which involves the indefinite detentions at Guantanamo Bay Naval Station, Cuba. Rasul was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court April 20, 2004. Mr. Margulies also worked closely with counsel in the other post-9/11 detention cases, Rumsfeld v. Padilla and Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, involving the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens. He will discuss his work in these cases, and the implications of this litigation for the future. Application will be made for one CLE credit. Complimentary lunch will be provided to those who have pre-registered.

Biographical Information

Joseph Margulies received his B.A., with honors, from Cornell University in 1982, and his J.D., cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law in 1988. After clerking for a federal judge in Chicago, Margulies joined the staff of the Texas Capital Resource Center, where he represented men and women on Texas’ death row, eventually becoming Senior Staff Attorney. When Congress cut funding for the resource centers in 1994, Margulies moved to Minneapolis, where he worked for two years as a Staff Attorney with the Minnesota Legal Rights Center. In 1996, he entered private practice, and is now a principal in the firm of Margulies & Richman, PLC, specializing in criminal defense and civil rights litigation. For the past four years, Margulies has been named a “Super Lawyer” by the Minnesota Journal of Law and Politics. The same publication also named him one of the top forty criminal defense lawyers in Minnesota. From January through April, 2002, Margulies spent a semester at Cornell University Law School, where he served as the Distinguished Practitioner in Residence and taught a seminar on civil rights litigation. In October, 2002, he won a federal civil rights trial in Milwaukee, brought on behalf of the mother of a mentally ill inmate who committed suicide in a Wisconsin prison. The jury awarded $1.82 million in compensatory and punitive damages. Along with lawyers from the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York, Margulies is also counsel in Rasul et al. v. Bush et al., filed in Washington, D.C., on behalf of four detainees held in Guantanamo Bay. Margulies writes and lectures widely on capital and criminal defense, as well as civil liberties in the wake of September 11.

Lectures are free and open to the public (registration required). For more information, please contact Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights. You may find directions to Fredrikson & Byron at:

Please R.S.V.P. to Rose Park at Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights by Friday, June 25
Phone: (612) 341-3302 ext. 106 Email: [email protected]


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