Georgetown conference studies independent judiciary

Thursday, September 28, 2006

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor chair a conference on judicial independence Sept. 28-29 sponsored by the Georgetown Law & American Law Institute.

Organizers of the invitation-only gathering cite “escalating attacks that threaten our nation’s tradition of judicial independence” as the impetus for an examination of historical and current criticism of the judiciary. Other themes to be explored by leading scholars include surveys of public attitudes, judicial efficiency, and the role of the news media in improving public understanding of the court system.

Tune in to the webcast of “Fair and Independent Courts: A Conference on the State of the Judiciary.”