The Honorable James R. Browning Symposium on ELECTION LAW was a great success! Thank you to all who participated. Coverage of the Symposium will begin to be available here beginning November 8, 2012.
The State of the Republican Form of Government in the States:
Debating Democracy’s Future
University Center Ballroom at the University of Montana, Missoula
Thursday, September 27
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Keynote Address by Professor Lawrence Lessig (Harvard Law School) bio
8:45 – 10:30 a.m. | The Rules of a Republican Form of Government (campaign regulation)
- Professor William Marshall (UNC School of Law) bio
- Professor Richard Pildes (NYU Law) bio
- Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy (Stetson Law) bio
- Moderator: Professor Anthony Johnstone (UM School of Law) bio
10:45 – 12:30 | The Administration of a Republican Form of Government (enforcement)
- Professor Edward Foley (OSU – Moritz College of Law) bio
- Professor Richard Hasen (UC Irvine School of Law) bio
- Edwin Bender (National Institute on Money in State Politics) bio
- Laughlin McDonald (ACLU) bio
- Moderator: Professor Andrew King-Ries (UM School of Law) bio
2:00 – 3:45 p.m. | The Adjudication of a Republican Form of Government (role of the judiciary)
- Professor Michael Kang (Emory Law) bio
- Professor James Lopach (UM) bio
- Former Montana Supreme Court Justice Jim Regnier bio
- Former Montana Supreme Court Justice W. William Leaphart bio
- Moderator: Montana Supreme Court Justice James C. Nelson bio
4:00 – 5:45 p.m. | Montana’s Republican Form of Government
- Professor Jeff Wiltse (UM) bio
- James Brown (Doney, Crowley, Payne, Bloomquist, P.C.) bio
- Andrew Huff (MT Assistant Attorney General) bio
- Dr. Robert Swartout (Carroll College) bio
- Moderator: Professor Larry Howell (UM School of Law) bio
6:00 p.m. | Reception at the School of Law
Topics discussed include: campaign finance regulation, election administration, ballot issues, redistricting, judicial elections, voting rights in Indian Country, the intersection of state corporate and campaign laws, political libel, and others depending on participant interest.
All events free and open to the public.
8 FREE General CLE credits. No registration required.
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Made possible by a grant from The Montana Federal Court Attorney Admission Fund Committee.