The Archibald Cox Memorial Lecture

First in the Archibald Cox Memorial Lecture Series

The Archibald Cox memorial lecture series will bring together activists, academics, public officials, members of the legal community and the public at large to discuss how we might continue to work for the advancement and preservation of the "government of laws" that Cox envisioned.  The first lecture in the series features a champion of open and ethical government in
New York State, Mario Cuomo, ruminating on the legacy of Abraham Lincoln, lawyer, president, touchstone of American democracy and a giant in the fight for a country based on sound moral principles and bound by the rule of law.




at CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave. @ 34th St.





Toward a Stronger More United America

Through Positive Values


Mario Cuomo, attorney, author, lecturer, and former three-term Governor of New York State, has been called upon frequently to discuss and debate the subject of "values" in today's political dialogue. Now he is suggesting how those values can operate to enhance-instead of paralyze-the government of laws that leaders like Abraham Lincoln and Archibald Cox envisioned.


Mario Cuomo was elected New York State's 52nd Governor in 1982 and won re-election in both 1986 and 1990. He was the longest serving democratic governor in the modern history of New York State and won the two largest electoral victories ever. Governor Mario M. Cuomo reentered private practice at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, New York in 1995.


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Common Cause/NY is proud to be co-sponsoring a series of lectures in memory of Archibald Cox, the special prosecutor investigating the Watergate scandal who was fired by the Nixon White House in the "Saturday Night Massacre" in 1973. He went on to sit on the Common Cause National Governing Board from 1976 to 2001, including serving as the Chairman of Common Cause from 1980 to 1992 and serving as its Chairman Emeritus until his death in 2004. In his formal statement after being fired for not bowing to Nixon's refusal to turn over documents, Cox stated, "'whether we shall continue to be a government of laws and not of men is now for the Congress and, ultimately, the American people to decide."

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