Judges and Politics Are Subject of Albion College Aldrich Lecture

Syracuse University scholar Keith Bybee explains how "All Judges Are Political, Except When They're Not" for Albion College's David H. Aldrich Memorial Lecture Monday, November 5, at 7 p.m. in the Norris Center Towsley Auditorium.

Bybee is the Paul E. and Hon. Joanne F. Alper '72 Judiciary Studies Professor at the College of Law at Syracuse University. He also directs Syracuse's Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics, and the Media. His latest book, "All Judges Are Political - Except When They Are Not: Acceptable Hypocrisies and the Rule of Law," examines Americans' beliefs that the courts are biased in favor of one group or another, and heir extraordinary willingness to rely on the courts to right wrongs and render justice.

The Aldrich Speaker Forum honors the life and memory of David Aldrich, '75, a trial lawyer and chair of the Litigation Practice Group at Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith P.C., where he worked from 1978 until his untimely death in 2006.

This event, sponsored by Albion's Law, Justice and Society program, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Albion College Institutional Advancement secretary Brenda Brigham at or 517/629-0402.