Challenging Judicial Independence

Spring program from the Center for Advanced Legal Studies

4 - 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011
Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont St., Boston

The subject of judicial independence is once again in the news because of the rejection in November by the voters in Iowa of three Supreme Court Justices who were candidates for retention. The three had joined the unanimous Iowa Supreme Court decision authorizing same-sex marriage in Iowa. Unlike the Federal system, only three states have unelected judges who serve for life. The Iowa result, and the prevalence of judicial elections, raises several questions.

The Center for Advanced Legal Studies program is sponsored with the Macaronis Institute for Trial & Appellate Advocacy, the Flaschner Judicial Institute and the Masterman Institute on the First Amendment and the Fourth Estate.

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