Federalist Society hosts former U.S. Rep Bob Barr

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Federalist Society hosts former U.S. Rep. Bob Barr

October 23, 2014

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Former U.S. Congressman Bob Barr of Georgia presented a lecture Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the SIU School of Law.

Barr presented, “Executive Branch Overeach -- A Serious and Growing Threat,” to an audience of law school students and faculty.

The event was sponsored by the Federalist Society, a law school student organization.

Barr's presentation was followed by commentary from Assistant Professor Steve Macias and Q&A from the audience.

Barr served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003, where he was a member of the House Judiciary Committee, vice chairman of the Government Reform Committee and a member of the Committee for Financial Services. In July, Barr lost in a Republican primary runoff for a seat in the U.S. House from Georgia. He was the Libertarian Party nominee for president in 2008. 

An attorney, writer, teacher and consultant, Barr is a former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia from 1986 to 1990. He runs “Liberty Strategies,” a public policy consulting firm in Atlanta. He is the author of three books, including “The Meaning of Is: The Squandered Impeachment and Wasted Legacy of William Jefferson Clinton” and “Bob Barr’s Lessons in Liberty.”