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Rule of Law Forum - Preserving the Rule of Law in an Age of

Rule of Law Forum – Preserving the Rule of Law in an Age of Disruption
Session 2: Checks, Balances and Oversight -- the Distribution of Governmental Power and Information 
Tuesday, September 22 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Program Fee:
Free for Members and Non-Lawyers | $15 Non-Members
Non-Lawyers please CLICK HERE to register.

Please Note: All attendees will receive an email confirmation including a Zoom invite two hours prior to the program with details on how to access the chat.

This five-part series will feature panels of respected experts from across the political spectrum – including former government officials, judges and scholars – who will identify current challenges and threats to the rule of law in America, discuss why they matter and propose remedies. The goal is to create an ongoing and thought-provoking discussion among the legal profession, the academic community and the public about what can and should be done to assure that America remains a nation governed by law even in a time of crisis – or especially in a time of crisis – and to identify the actions necessary for our justice system to promote the impartial, equitable and effective enforcement of those laws.

This session will focus in depth on the rule of law challenges arising out of disruption of traditional “checks and balances” among the branches of the government, the ideas of “independence” and “oversight” among the agencies of government, and the ability of the Congress or Inspectors General and  “whistleblowers” to perform their functions in the face of Executive secrecy, limits on Congressional subpoena power, governmental job insecurity, and public statements critical of the bureaucratic levers of government.   

Keynote Speaker:
Donald Ayer, Professor of Law, Geogetown University Law School; former United States Attorney, Deputy Attorney General of the United States, and Principal Deputy Solicitor General

Errol Louis
, Political Anchor, NY-1

Mitchell Bernard, Executive Director, National Resources Defense Council
Preet Bharara, former U .S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York
Daniel Goldman, Former Counsel to the House Intelligence Committee 
Barbara McQuade, Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School; former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan

Sponsoring  Committee:  
Task Force on the Rule of Law, Stephen L. Kass, Chair

Rule of Law Forum:
Session 3: Interference with Judicial Independence and Local Law Enforcement
Session 4: Threats to Individual and Societal Rights
Session 5: Rebuilding the Rule of Law in America: What Can and Should the Legal Profession, Individual Lawyers and Citizens Do?

For more information about the City Bar’s work related to preserving and promoting the rule of law, click here

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