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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 3: Interference with Judicial Independence and Local Law Enforcement
Thursday, October 8 | 11:00 a.m. -2:00 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 by 5pm the day before the program with details of how to access the webinar.

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 explore the effects of Executive disruption of several distinct justice systems – civil and criminal courts, the immigration court system, and local law enforcement. Speakers will explore the implications of Executive interference with investigations and trials, castigation of individual  judges and jurors, the deployment of military and/or federal forces in connection with local law enforcement, and the issuance of pardons without traditional due diligence for  civilian and military crimes.

Keynote Speaker:
Charles Fried
, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; former U.S. Solicitor General under President Ronald Reagan

Chuck Rosenberg
, former Chief of Staff to the FBI Director; former Acting Administrator of Drug Enforcement Administration; former US Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia and Southern District of Texas
Hon. Jed Rakoff, Senior U.S. District Court Judge, Southern District of New York
Harold Hongju Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law and former Dean, Yale Law School; former Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State
Margaret Colgate Love, Executive Director, Collateral Consequences Resource Center; former U.S. Pardon Attorney

Roger Juan Maldonado, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP; former President, New York City Bar Association

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

Rule of Law Forum:
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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