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Is recent congressional interest in curtailing participation of judges in conferences and educational programs a chilling effort to curtail free speech, or is it a necessary insulation of the judiciary from special interest groups and their influence?  What kind of extra-judicial participation in conferences and programs ought judges be allowed to engage in?  Should Congress be concerned about the amount of time some justices of the Supreme Court spend with European and other foreign jurists. What, if anything, should be done to control the foreign or domestic education programs in which federal judges participate? Audio and video recorded on November 22, 2008.

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
State Room

Showcase Panel IV: Regulation of Judicial Conduct: Silencing Judges or Avoiding Improper Influence?

  • Hon. A. Raymond Randolph, United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • Mr. Robert F. Schiff, Subcommittee on the Judiciary, United States Senate
  • Prof. Eugene Volokh, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
  • Moderator: Hon. Carlos T. Bea, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Mayflower Hotel
Washington, DC

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