The University of Arizona

Symposium Agenda


8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

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Opening Remarks
Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States

How Things Have Changed
Gene Policinski, Vice President and Executive Director, The First Amendment Center

Symposium Moderator
RonNell Andersen Jones, Associate Professor of Law, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University

9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

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SEGMENT I: Activities and Impact of the New Media

Principal Panelists:
Douglas A. Berman, William B. Saxbe Designated Professor, Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University

Laurie L. Levenson, Professor of Law, William M. Rains Fellow and Director of the Center for Ethical Advocacy, Loyola Law School

Tony Mauro, Supreme Court Correspondent, The Legal Times

Ruth McGregor, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Arizona

Norma Mendoza-Denton, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Arizona

Laurie Roberts, Metro Columnist, The Arizona Republic

Benjamin Wittes, Fellow and Research Director in Public Law, The Brookings Institution

Val Walton, Staff Writer, Birmingham News

Moderator: Aaron Streett, Baker Botts, LLP

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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SEGMENT II: Public Education and Persuasion

Principal Panelists:
Zaida Arguedas, Deputy Executive Director and Senior Director of Global Democracy Programs, League of Women Voter

Bert Brandenburg, Executive Director, Justice at Stake

Marilyn Huff, Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of California

Gary Katzmann, Associate Justice, Massachusetts Appeals Court

Rebecca Kourlis, Executive Director, Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System, University of Denver

Leslie Miller, Judge, Pima County Superior Court

Moderator: Mary McQueen, President, National Center for State Courts

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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Lunch Speaker
Joan Biskupic, Supreme Court Correspondent, USA Today

1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

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Segment III: Constraints and Opportunities for Courts

Principal Panelists:
Michael Chiorazzi, Associate Dean for Information Services, Professor of Law and Information Resources & Library Science, Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona

Tom Hodson, Director, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University

J. Rich Leonard, Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina

Howard Mintz, Staff Writer, San Jose Mercury News

David A. Sellers, Assistant Director for Public Affairs, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts

Moderator: Brian Morris, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of Montana

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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WRAP-UP

D. Brock Hornby, Judge, United States District Court for the District of Maine

Russell Wheeler, President of the Governance Institute, Visiting Fellow, The Brookings Institution