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The U.S. Territories- Separate and Unequal

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

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.

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CLE Credit:
New York: 1.5 Professional Practice
New Jersey: 1.5 General
California: 1.5 General
Pennsylvania: 1 General
Connecticut: Available to licensed attorneys 

This program provides transitional/non-transitional credit to all attorneys.
Program Fee:
There is no fee for this program but registration is necessary. Members and Non-Member Lawyers please register by clicking the "Register Button". 
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Introduction and Welcome:
Wanda Sanchez Day
, Co-Chair, New York City Bar Association, Puerto Rico Task Force 
Mirna Santiago
, Co-Chair, New York State Bar Association, Task Force on the U.S. Territories

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

Neil Weare
, Co-Executive Director, Right to Democracy
Professor Christina Ponsa Kraus
, Columbia University School of Law
Professor Emmanuel Hiram Arnaud
, Cardozo Law School
Professor Manuel Del Valle
, Universidad InterAmericana School of Law, Puerto Rico
Anthony Ciolli,
Vice Chair, New York State Bar Association Task Force on the U.S. Territories

Fireside Chat:
Sherry Levin Wallach
, Immediate Past President, New York State Bar Association 
Susan J. Kohlmann
, President, New York City Bar Association

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 Long Island

New York City Bar 42 West 44th St New York, NY 10036

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