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Bush's Pick for Solicitor General Giving Talk at Mount

March 7, 2008 -- Mount Saint Mary’s University hosts a talk by former U.S. Solicitor General Theodore B. Olson on his career arguing cases before the Supreme Court. The event is free and open to the public.

WHEN: 4-5 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, 2008

WHERE: William H. Hannon Theater
Mount Saint Mary’s University, 12001 Chalon Road, Los Angeles 90049

WHO: Olson is the 42nd solicitor general of the U.S. He was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed for the post in 2001. In October, Olson will argue his 50th case before the Supreme Court of the United States; his arguments before the Court include cases involving the powers of the president and the constitutionality of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform law. He also successfully argued the Bush v. Gore case involving the 2000 presidential election. Mr. Olson has been described as this generation's "most persuasive advocate before the Supreme Court."

DETAILS: Olson's talk is part of the Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Pre-Law Scholarship Program at Mount St. Mary's. During the 2007-08 academic year, three Mount students received $2,500 scholarships from the firm. The students from the award-winning pre-law program at the College also participate in mentoring opportunities with the firm's attorneys.

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