The Princeton Varsity Club was pleased to welcome Stuart Taylor '70 back to campus as part of the Jake McCandless '51 PVC Speaker Series. Taylor presented his lecture, "Until Proven Innocent: An Examination of the Duke Lacrosse Case" at McCosh 50 on the campus of Princeton University on Thursday, October 18, 2007.
Stuart S. Taylor, Jr. is a weekly opinion columnist for National Journal and contributing editor for Newsweek, writing about legal, policy and political issues of national and international importance. Some of his columns are republished by legal publications including Legal Times. He has won various journalism awards and appeared on all major television and radio networks, including ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, Court TV, C-Span, National Public Radio, BBC, Canadian Broadcasting, Australian Broadcasting. He is also a nonresident senior fellow with the Brookings Institution and co-author, with KC Johnson, of a new, critically acclaimed book, Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case.
Taylor's journalism honors include a share of The American Lawyer’s National Magazine Award in 1991 for a March 1990 special issue on the drug war; being a finalist for a National Magazine Award in 1997 for an article in The American Lawyer on the Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit, and in 1993 for two articles in The American Lawyer on the legal-lobbying battle between the Baby Bells and their competitors; a second-place National Headliner Award in 2002 for best special magazine column on one subject; the 1991 Golden Quill Award for Excellence in Editorial Writing, from the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors; a special citation in 1990 from the Penn State School of Communications for Improving Journalism Through Critical Evaluation; and a nomination by The New York Times in 1988 for a Pulitzer Prize for his Supreme Court coverage.
The Jake McCandless ’51 PVC Speaker Series began in 2004 with a lecture from NCAA President Myles Brand. The series was endowed in the name of J. L. "Jake" McCandless ’51, who coached
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