Richard Garnett from the Notre Dame Law School will join Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Cardinal Avery Dulles, Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, former U.S. Sen. Paul Simon and other speakers for a conference Jan. 25 (Friday) at the University of Chicago titled “A Call for Reckoning: Religion&The Death Penalty.”p. Sponsored by the Pew Forum on Religion&Public Life, the conference will bring together a diverse group of scholars and practitioners from the fields of politics, religion and the law to examine religious positions in support of and opposition to capital punishment.p. Garnett and three other speakers will participate in a panel presentation titled “Religion, Justice&the Death Penalty.” The conference will include two other panels, titled “Faith Traditions&The Death Penalty,” featuring Cardinal Dulles, and “Faith, Politics&The Death Penalty,” featuring Scalia, Simon and Dionne.p. A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1999, Garnett is an assistant professor of law who specializes in criminal law, criminal procedure, First Amendment law, the death penalty, school choice, and religion in the public square.p. Garnett earned his law degree from Yale Law School and clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist.p. The conference is free but advance registration is recommended. More information is available on the Web at http://www.pewforum.org/deathpenalty .