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Auburn exhibit features US Supreme Court cases

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — An exhibit at Auburn University is recognizing important U.S. Supreme Court cases linked to Alabama as the state marks its bicentennial year.

Political scientist Steve Brown says he installed the exhibit at the university’s main library to highlight cases including The New York Times v. Sullivan, which arose from Montgomery and established an important standard on libel laws.

Brown tells the Opelika-Auburn News he came to teach at Auburn in 1998 and was surprised to learn about important Supreme Court decisions that originated in Alabama.

He says the display is user-friendly for all ages. It includes information on panels and has an iPad kiosk with additional information.

Librarian Liza Weisbrod says the exhibit will travel around the state after it’s removed from the Auburn library on Thursday.

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