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REQUEST FOR C-SPAN COVERAGE
November 28 ◊ 8:30 AM
Cannon H.O.B. Room 121
Congress, U.S. Capitol
CONGRESSIONAL ACTION NEEDED in 2008
Calling for Judicial & Legal ReformTopics:
1. Judiciary’s New Rules for Judges: Are Conflicts of Interest Now Okay?
2. Congressional Oversight of the Courts
Proposed Legislation H.R. 785 & S. 781 - An Inspector General for the Courts?
Defining "Good Behavior" – Judges Appointments are Not for Life?
3. Should There Be An Independent Judiciary: Is Independence a Myth?
4. Judicial Transparency: Is Court Secrecy American?
5. Regulation of Lawyers & the First Amendment
6. Lawyer Whistleblowers: Should Lawyers Inform the Public of Misconduct?
7. Psychological Considerations
8. Overview of Needs for Reform
Constitutional Law Professor Akhil Reed Amar (Yale)
Moderator/Attorney/Radio Host Lisa Macci (Florida)
Attorney Jonathan Moseley, Legal Affairs Council (Virginia)
Author/Attorney Caroline Douglas (New Mexico)
Activist/Attorney Mark A. Adams JD/MBA (Florida)
Former U.S. Marshal/Activist Matthew Fogg (Washington DC)
Psychologist Diane Perlman (Washington DC)
Kim Lurie JD Alliance to Restore Integrity in Divorce
Constitutional Lawyer Paula Werme (New Hampshire)
Upon request and with confirmation, speakers may be available for interviews from 7:30 to 8:15 AM on 11/28.
8:30 Introductory Remarks
8:45 Remarks by Members of Congress, their Staff, and/or Presenters
9:15 Presentation on the Independence of the Judiciary by Professor Akhil Reed Amar
9:45 Overview of Needs for Reform – Interviews with Attorneys and Activists
9:45 Interview of Mark Adams on Busby v. Bilbray, Curtis v. Feeney, Russell v. Brown-Waite, and Linn v. Media General
10:45 Caroline Douglas Interviews of Family Law Reform Advocates 11:45 Break for Lunch
1:00 Psychological Considerations – Mark Adams interviews Dr. Diane Perlman
2:00 Jonathan Moseley discusses the Current Regulatory Scheme, Proposed Rules and Legislation, Constitutional Considerations, and Suggestions for Reforms with Judicial Reform Advocates
4:00 Closing Remarks by Mark A. Adams JD/MBA
Please note that most sessions will be conducted in an interview format and that times may vary.
CONTACT: Jon Moseley, Esq. (703) 850-3733 (cell) JonMoseley@earthlink.net
Caroline Douglas, Esq. (505) 603-5100 (cell)
Mark A. Adams, Esq. JD/MBA (813) 495-5079 (cell) MarkAdamsJDMBA@live.com