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USD Law School’s Federalist Society Hosting Author Radley Balko

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The Federalist Society of the University of South Dakota School of Law is hosting activist and author Mr. Radley Balko at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4, in the courtroom of the law school.

Mr. Balko will discuss his nationally publicized 2013 book, Rise of the Warrior Cop, which contends police in American communities have increasingly come to resemble military ground troops. He suggests that the consequences have been dire: One’s home is no longer a place of sanctuary, the Fourth Amendment has been gutted, and police today have been conditioned to see the citizens they serve as the enemy.

Mr. Balko is a senior editor at Reason Magazine, a public policy analyst at the Cato Institute, and he blogs about criminal justice, the drug war and civil liberties for The Washington Post. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, and Huffington Post.

The program is free and open to the public.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 78 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

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Hanna DeLange
USD News