1st Annual District Conf Agenda (Virgin Islands)

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1st Annual District Conf Agenda (Virgin Islands)

  1. 1. DISTRICT COURT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS FIRST ANNUAL DISTRICT CONFERENCE TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2010 8:00 a.m.- 8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast 8:30 a.m.- 8:35 a.m. Welcome Chief Judge Curtis V. Gómez, District Court of the United States Virgin Islands 8:35 a.m.- 10:05 a.m. Judicial Independence: Can Judges Provide “Reason Free From Passion?” A Case Study in Judicial Independence: The Battle Between the People’s Will and the First Amendment in Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District Judge John E. Jones, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania (M.D. Pa.) Does the Concept of Judicial Independence Subvert the Will of the People? Moderator: Professor Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of University of California, Irvine School of Law Panelists: Chief Justice Rhys Hodge, Supreme Court of the United States Virgin Islands; Judge John E. Jones, M.D. Pa.; Senator Louis P. Hill, President of the Virgin Islands Legislature; Charles W. Turnbull, Ph.D., former Governor of the Virgin Islands Why Should Judges Serve as Guardians Against the “Tyranny of the Majority?” Moderator: Professor Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of University of California, Irvine School of Law Panelists: Presiding Judge Darryl Donohue, United States Virgin Islands Superior Court; Chief Judge Anthony Scirica, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; Senator Nereida Rivera-O’Reilly, Member of the Virgin Islands Legislature; Charles W. Turnbull, Ph.D., former Governor of the Virgin Islands 10:05 a.m. -10:20 a.m. Morning Break 10:20 a.m.-11:05 a.m. Appellate Review A View from the Third Circuit on Virgin Islands Appellate Practice Chief Judge Anthony J. Scirica, Third Circuit
  2. 2. Procedural Considerations in Pursuing a Review on Writ of Certiorari in the Virgin Islands Moderator: Pamela Colon, Esquire Panelists: Venetia Velazquez, Clerk of Court for the Virgin Islands Superior Court; Veronica Handy, Clerk of Court for the Virgin Islands Supreme Court; Marcia M. Waldron, Clerk of Court for the Third Circuit 11:05 a.m.- 12:05 p.m. Supreme Court Round-Up Professor Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of University of California, Irvine School of Law 12:05 p.m.-1:05 p.m. Lunch The Spiritual Revitalization of the Legal Profession Dr. David Hall, President of the University of the Virgin Islands 1:05 p.m. -2:05 p.m. Do All Constitutional Rights Extend to U.S. Citizens in U.S. Territories? Moderator: Professor Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of University of California, Irvine School of Law Panelists: Chief Judge Frances Marie Tydingco-Gatewood, District Court of Guam; U.S. Ambassador Terence A. Todman; Joanne Bozzuto, Esquire; Jomo Meade, Esquire 2:05 p.m.-2:15 p.m. Break 2:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Bench/Bar Forum District Overview Chief Judge Curtis V. Gómez, District Court of the Virgin Islands Magistrate Judge Issue Panel Moderator: Andrew Capdeville, Esquire Panelists: Magistrate Judge Geoffrey W. Barnard, District Court of the Virgin Islands; Magistrate Judge George W. Cannon, District Court of the Virgin Islands; Magistrate Jessica Gallivan, Superior Court of the Virgin Islands; Magistrate Alan Smith, Superior Court of the Virgin Islands 3:45 p.m. Adjourn

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