The Honorable Thomas Delahanty, Justice for the Maine Superior Court and former U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine, presents a lecture entitled “Justice for All” on Wednesday, May 16 at 10 a.m. at York County Community College, 112 College Drive, Wells.
It is the final lecture of the current semester, presented by South Coast Senior College, an outreach program of YCCC. The lecture is free and open to the public of all ages.
Speaking through the lens of his experiences as judge and U.S. Attorney, Delahanty will discuss current issues in the State of Maine and the nation and their impact on the treatment of individuals and groups.
Delahanty is the third generation in his family to serve as Superior Court Justice of Maine. He also served under Presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama and Donald Trump as U.S. Attorney. His service lasted for more than nine years over two terms, representing the State of Maine.
While serving as U.S. Attorney from 2014-17, he was the national chairperson of the Attorney General’s Controlled Substance and Asset Forfeiture Working Group. He was also a member of the Attorney General’s Marijuana Enforcement Group, Violent Crimes Committee and Border Immigration Committee.
A graduate of St. Michael’s College in Vermont, Delahanty studied law and received his law degree from the University of Maine School of Law in Portland. Prior to his national appointments, he had a private law practice in Lewiston, worked as a District Attorney in Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties and was Chief Justice of the Maine Superior Court from 1990-95.
He has received numerous awards, including a Certificate of Merit from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and a Special Service Award from the Maine Prosecutors Association.
South Coast Senior College hosts a free lecture series each semester. It is part of SCSC’s casual life-long learning environment, open to all, ages 50 and up in York County and Seacoast, N.H. Classes and lectures are held at York County Community College, 112 College Drive, Wells. Call 207-216-4344 or visit www.yccc.edu/SeniorCollege or check the Facebook page.