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US Territories: Separate and Unequal

U.S. Territories: Separate and Unequal
Rescheduled for Thursday, September 7, 2023 | 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m
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Format: In-Person

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This program will include an overview of the political status of U.S. Territories, including the implications of the Insular Cases and the territorial “incorporation doctrine” in shaping the inequitable political and economic conditions that exist there. It will explain recent Supreme Court Cases declining to overturn the Insular Cases or to confront the arbitrary and unequal treatment of the residents of the U.S. Territories. The program will then turn to Congress’ critical role in addressing the plight of the residents of the U.S. Territories and the political process impeding congressional action. 

Professor Natalie Gomez-Velez, Co-Chair, New York State Bar Association Task Force on the U.S. Territories

Susan Kohlmann, President, New York City Bar Association,
Sherry Levin Wallach, President, New York State Bar Association (NYSBA),  
Roger Maldonado, Past New York City Bar Association President and Puerto Rico Task Force Founder
Neil Weare, Co-Executive Director, Right to Democracy
Adriel I. Cepeda Derieux, American Civil Liberties Union
Professor Christina Ponsa Kraus, Columbia University
Adi Martinez Roman, Co-Executive Director, Right to Democracy

Sponsoring Committee:
Puerto Rico Task Force, Wanda Sanchez Day and Carlos Morales, Co-Chairs

Co-Sponsoring Committees:
Council on International Affairs, Mark A. Meyer, Chair
Civil Rights, Kathleen Rubenstein and Kevin Jason, Co-Chairs 

Rule of Law Task Force, Marcy Kahn, Chair
Senior Lawyers, Diane Fener and Gertrude Pfaffenbach, Co-Chairs

Co-Sponsoring Organizations:
Task Force on the Territories, New York State Bar Association
Right to Democracy
Puerto Rican Bar Association
Hispanic National Bar Association
Organizacion Latino Americana (OLA) of Eastern New York

New York City Bar Association 42 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036

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