February 15, 2007

Symposium at UT Law School on Bickerstaff Book

The following schedule arrived via email for what looks like a terrific event:

    Symposium on "Lines in the Sand" And The 2003 Congressional Redistricting in Texas
    March 2, 2007


    Location: Eidman Courtroom, University of Texas School of Law

    8:45 am. Introduction

    9:00 am. Panel 1: The 2003 Redistricting Process
    Chair: Professor Larry Sager, Dean of the University of Texas Law School
    Participants: Senator Robert Duncan; Representative Pete Gallego; Former Lieutenant Governor Bill Ratliff; Senator Jeff Wentworth; and Senator Royce West.

    10:40 am. Break

    10:50 am. Panel 2: The 2002 Election Campaign and the Criminal Prosecutions
    Chair: Professor George Dix, George R. Killam Jr. Chair of Criminal Law (University of Texas)
    Participants: Defense Attorneys Dick DeGuerin, Roy Minton, and J.D. Pauerstein; and Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle.

    12:30 pm. Lunch in the Sheffield Room (Limited Seating Available – Requiring attendance by invitation only). Steve Bickerstaff will discuss his book.

    1: 30 pm. Panel 3: The Civil Litigation
    Chair: Bob Heath, Austin attorney
    Participants: Attorneys Nina Perales (MALDEF); Gerald Hebert (Counsel for Democratic delegation); Cris Feldman (Represented plaintiffs in TRMPAC and District 22 litigation); and Ted Cruz (Texas Solicitor General).

    3:10 pm. Break

    3:20 pm Panel 4: The Legal Implications
    Chair: Professor Sandy Levinson, W. St. John Centennial Chair (University of Texas)
    Participants: Professor Sam Isaacharoff, Bonnie and Richard Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law (New York University); Professor Nate Persily, Professor of Election Law (University of Pennsylvania); Professor Scot Powe, Anne Green Regents Chair in Law (University of Texas); and Professor Ernie Young, Charles Alan Wright Chair in Federal Courts (Texas)

    5:00 pm. Reception

    Please note that some adjustments may be necessary in this schedule and the participants at the time of the symposium.

Posted by Rick Hasen at February 15, 2007 08:47 AM