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BERKELEY BOOSTS: CONVERSATIONS ON CIVIL JUSTICE — JUDICIAL ETHICS AND THE SUPREME COURT
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2022
(10:00 A.M. Pacific)
Berkeley’s Civil Justice Research Initiative presents JUDICIAL ETHICS AND THE SUPREME COURT
Should U.S. Supreme Court justices be held to the same ethical code of conduct as other federal judges? Is legislation needed to increase the transparency and accountability of the Court? What would be the implications of such legislation? This program will feature Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island), chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Federal Courts, Oversight, Agency Action, and Federal Rights, and Professor Amanda Tyler (Berkeley Law), an expert on the Supreme Court and author of “Justice, Justice Thou Shalt Pursue: A Life’s Work Fighting for a More Perfect Union” (2021) (with Ruth Bader Ginsburg). Topics will include the pending legislative proposal, “The Supreme Court Ethics, Recusal, and Transparency Act.”
2022 – 2023 Law and Literature
6 Sessions, individual registration for each
12:00 P.M. Pacific
The registration links, program dates and the background readings are listed below. (As these are intended as discussion sessions, the events will NOT be recorded.)
Berkeley Judicial Institute’s 2021-22 virtual law and literature series was smart, engaging and fun; consider joining us as we introduce our virtual 2022-23 law and literature series.
Using great works as text, these programs provide participants the opportunity to reflect on how literature provides insight into contemporary issues. All are welcome to register to participate; we ask those participating to be prepared to discuss the readings during out time together.
No promises, but we anticipate a lively, honest, and respectful exchange of views!
Professor Julie Empric of Eckerd College, whose facilitation of similar programs has been met with rave reviews, will lead the sessions.
Think of a vibrant book club discussion, and you will have a sense of what we are trying to achieve.
Registration for each session is limited, and you must register separately for each session of interest. Should your plans change, please cancel your registration to provide an opportunity for someone else.
We hope you will join us.
Session 1 | Friday, July 15, 2022 | Miller’s The Crucible(play)
Session 2 | Friday, September 16, 2022 | Melville, “Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Tale of Wall Street” (novella)
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