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The University of Colorado - Colorado Springs Department of Political Science
Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr. Professor of American Politics
Boston College
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs – University Center 116
To hear many on the Right tell it, we are in an era of big government, in which
individual liberties are trampled by bureaucrats. Many on the Left, on the other
hand, see a decentralized and divided federal government consistently fail to
solve problems as efficiently as European governments.
But which is it?
In this public lecture, Boston College professor Shep Melnick will look at the
surprising link between civil rights advances and government growth over the
past 50 years, and the federal and state judges who have quietly shepherded
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