Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Chicago Programs on Guantanamo Lawyering, Rights and National Security

Chicago chapters of the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society have (coincidentally) scheduled two exciting and related, but independent, programs this week and next, both related to detention and treatment of "enemy combatants."

On Thursday the Chicago Lawyers Chapter and the John Marshall Law School Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society, the Illinois ACLU, and the Chicago Council of Lawyers are co-hosting a lunch-time discussion titled The Guantanamo Lawyers: Inside a Prison Outside the Law, featuring four attorneys who have represented detainees at Guantanamo Bay who also tell their stories in a book by the same name.  The anouncement follows.

 The Chicago Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society presents:

The Guantanamo Lawyers:
Inside a Prison Outside the Law


Featuring attorneys who have represented Guantanamo detainees:


Marc D. Falkoff
Assistant Professor of Law,
Northern Illinois University College of Law


H. Candace Gorman
The Law Office of H. Candace Gorman

Gary A. Isaac

Counsel, Mayer Brown LLP

 

and

 

Thomas P. Sullivan

Partner, Jenner & Block LLP


Thursday, February 4, 2010

12:00 p.m.

John Marshall Law School

315 S. Plymouth Court

Room 200

Chicago, IL


Following 9/11, the United States imprisoned more than 750 men at its naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  The stories of these detainees told by their lawyers are collected in the book The Guantanamo Lawyers: Inside a Prison Outside the Law. This panel discussion brings some of these lawyers together to discuss their experiences: from gaining access to their clients, to establishing their clients' right to habeas corpus, to documenting the conditions at the prison.

There will be no cost to attend this event.  Please feel free to bring your lunch.

1.0 hours of CLE credit will be offered free of charge
to attorneys who bring their ARDC number.

Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.


RSVP by Wednesday, February 3rd here.

Questions? Please contact Amy M. Gardner at amgardner@uhlaw.com
or Scott J. Richard at
scottrichard@gmail.com

This event is co-sponsored by the John Marshall Law School Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society, the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois and
the Chicago Council of Lawyers.

On Monday, February 8, the Chicago Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society is hosting a debate between John Yoo and Congressman Bob Barr titled Balancing Individual Rights and National Security.  (Thanks to student Matt Fender for the tip.)  The announcement follows.

 

Debate:

Balancing Individual Rights

and National Security


Sponsored by the Chicago Lawyers Chapter


See Other Upcoming Federalist Society Events HERE



















The Federalist Society
1015 18th Street, NW
Suite 425
Washington, DC 20036
202-822-8138
Featuring

Professor John C. Yoo

Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
Author of
Crisis and Command: A History of Executive Power from George Washington to George W. Bush.

 

Congressman Bob Barr

Represented the 7th District of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003, and was the 2008 Libertarian Party nominee for President of the United States. He practices law with the Law Offices of Edwin Marger, and runs a consulting firm, Liberty Strategies, Inc., in Atlanta, Georgia.


Moderated By

Mr. Gil M. Soffer

Co-Chair of the National White Collar Practice at Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP. In 2008, Mr. Soffer served as  Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Monday, Feb. 8, 2010
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Location:
Union League Club
65 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL

Union League Club Dress Code: Business or Business Casual Attire. No jeans or athletic attire.

Prof. John C. Yoo will sign his book: Crisis and Command: A History of Executive Power from George Washington to George W. Bush after the debate. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.


Luncheon and Debate
$30 for Lawyers - $15 for Students


To RSVP for this event, please email:
chicagofederalistsociety@yahoo.com.

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