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[9-11-279] Wed, Sept 10, 2008 | UCLA Law School | Guantanamo, the Supreme Court and the Power of the President

From: Laura
Sent on: Monday, September 8, 2008 3:01 PM
 
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From: Nathan Trotter
Subject: Fwd: Reminder: Join CCR's Executive Director, Vincent Warren, on Wednesday in L.A.

Too far to go on such notice really, but thought you could forward it on to folks in LA.

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From: CCR <[address removed]>
Date: September 8,[masked]:30:16 AM PDT
Subject: Reminder: Join CCR's Executive Director, Vincent Warren, on Wednesday in L.A.

    center for constitutional rights    
   

Please join Vincent Warren, Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights in the Los Angeles area on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 for two exciting events, both free and open to the public.  The events will explore key issues and describe CCR's new 100 Days campaign calling for the restoration of the Constitution and the protection and expansion of our rights in the first 100 days of the next administration.

If you have questions, or for more information about either of these events, please contact us at
[address removed].

Guantanamo, the Supreme Court and the Power of the President:
A Conversation with Vincent Warren
September 10, 2008
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Room 1447
UCLA Law School
Los Angeles, CA


Hear Vince Warren discuss the Supreme Court's recent historic decision regarding the rights of the men at Guant?namo and explore important questions about how to rein in the expansion and abuse of executive power.

Sponsored by the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy at UCLA Law School.


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Restoring Our Constitutional Rights: A Panel Discussion Connecting Constitutional Rights and Immigrant Rights in the Post-Bush Presidency United States
Public Forum on Government Repression Post-9/11
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
7:00 p.m.
Room 311
Westmoreland Building
Southwestern School of Law
3050 Wilshire Blvd., corner of Westmoreland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA


Join CCR and the National Lawyers Guild of Los Angeles for a panel discussion focused on the restoration of Constitutional rights in the post-Bush United States.  During the panel, Vince Warren and Los Angeles attorneys Stacy Tolchin and Ahilan Arulanatham will discuss how to restore the Constitution within the first 100 days of the next administration.

Panelists include:

VINCE WARREN became Executive Director of CCR in 2006. Prior to joining CCR, he led national constitutional and impact litigation to advance numerous racial and criminal justice issues and coordinated legal efforts to respond to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. He litigated Gratz v. Bollinger, the companion to the landmark case upholding affirmative action in college admissions, and was a leading African American voice for affirmative action, collaborating with the African American Policy Forum to launch a national public education project about local policies to remedy systemic discrimination. In addition to other political activities, he monitored the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Hearings in South Africa under the auspices of the National Lawyers Guild and the National Conference of Black Lawyers, and served as a volunteer with the Haitian Refugee Center in Miami.

STACY TOLCHIN is a noted immigrant rights attorney who is currently challenging recent ICE raids in and around Los Angeles. She joined Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP, in September of 2001 and currently heads its Los Angeles office. Ms. Tolchin previously worked for the International Institute of San Francisco as the Citizenship Project Coordinator, clerked for the Executive Office for Immigration Review, and led immigration clinics at several non-profit organizations.

AHILAN ARULANANTHAM is the Director of Immigrants' Rights and National Security of the ACLU of South California. Prior to joining the ACLU's Southern California office, Mr. Arulanantham was an Assistant Federal Public Defender in El Paso, Texas for two years, where he represented people accused of criminal immigration violations as well as those accused of other federal crimes. Before that, he worked as a fellow at the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project in New York, where he worked on cases involving jurisdictional issues in federal immigration law and also provided legal assistance to dozens of non-citizens detained after September 11th.

Sponsored by the Center for Constitutional Rights, the National Lawyers Guild - Los Angeles and the National Lawyers Guild - Southwestern School of Law.


If you have questions, or for more information about either of these events, please contact us at
[address removed].



 
 
 
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