Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Seattle University hosted a conference this week on Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Co., the case from last term holding that the Due Process Clause required recusal by West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin in a case where Benjamin received $3 million in contributions for his judicial election campaign from one of the parties. Professor Andy Siegel's (Seattle U.) blog post on the conference is here; we've posted on the case here and on Justice O'Connor's speech (at the conference) here.
The conference page contains links to two sessions and to Justice O'Connor's speech.
Thanks to Professor and Associate Dean Maggie Chon (Seattle U.) for the heads-up on the conference.