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Adler lecture Thursday; here’s how to tune in

| May 26, 2020 1:00 AM

Viewers will have several options to see and hear the online presentation of the ninth annual Adler Lecture at 6 p.m. May 28.

Constitutional scholar, author, and lecturer Dr. David Adler will be speaking from southern Idaho via a Zoom connection, but the lecture will be simultaneously streamed on CDA-TV (Spectrum Cable Channel 1301), the Facebook pages for the Coeur d’Alene Public Library and the city of Coeur d’Alene, and the city’s YouTube channel.

Viewers are invited to submit questions to Adler using the comments on the library’s Facebook page — The questions will be put to the speaker by Library Director Bette Ammon via Zoom.

The Adler Lecture was delayed this year due to the temporary closure of the library in the effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The library has since reopened for curbside service, but the building remains closed to the public until the partial reopening on June 1. All programs for children, teens, and adults remain online until at least July.

Adler, president of Alturas Institute, a nonprofit organization created to promote civic education and civil dialogue, will lecture on, “Executive Powers and Congressional Oversight in Response to National Emergencies.”

He has taught courses on the Constitution and the Supreme Court at all three universities in Idaho. He remains a lecturer at the University of Idaho College of Law.

A recipient of teaching, civic and writing awards, Adler has published in the leading journals of his field, and has lectured nationally and internationally on the Constitution, presidential power and the Bill of Rights.

The author of more than 100 scholarly articles, essays and book chapters, Adler has published widely on the Constitution and presidential power.

In addition to the Alturas Institute, the free lecture is sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Press, the Friends of the Library, and CDA-TV.