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Hands Off! Interpreting the Fourth Amendment


In recognition of Constitution Day, political scientist John Augenbaugh, Ph.D., and historian Carolyn Eastman, Ph.D., discuss the history of the fourth amendment and the evolving nature of searches and seizures in law enforcement.

The event is free and open to all. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street, West Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. For special accommodations or more information, please contact the VCU Libraries Events Office at (804) 828-0593.

About the Speakers

John Aughenbaugh, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the VCU department of Political Science. Prior to coming to VCU, he was an administrator at Virginia Tech, working as associate director of Virginia Tech's Richmond Center and as an economic and community development specialist in the Office of Economic Development.

Carolyn Eastman, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the VCU Department of History. Her research focuses on the history of early America and the Atlantic with an emphasis on gender and political culture. She is the author of the award-winning book Nation of Speechifiers: Making an American Public After the Revolution.

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