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David Davis: From the Civil War To The War On Terror

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A certain Supreme Court decision written 150 years ago still has relevance for us today.

Justice David Davis of Bloomington penned the opinion in Ex Parte Milligan a century and a half ago. A conference at the Marriot in Uptown Normal explores the Milligan case Thursday through Saturday.

GLT's Charlie Schlenker talks with organizers Stewart Winger of the history department and political scientist Meghan Leonard about how the case affects the ways we deal with detainees from the War on Terror today...

C-Span will be filming Michael Les Benedict’s Friday evening Keynote. 

Those who wish to attend can also register at the door.

WGLT Senior Reporter Charlie Schlenker has spent more than three award-winning decades in radio. He lives in Normal with his family.