Monday, October 7, 2013

Conyers Announces New Participants in Forum Examining the Impact of the Government Shutdown & Sequestration on the Provision of Justice

(WASHINGTON) – Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) and Democratic Members of the House Judiciary Committee announced they will be holding a forum on the impact of the federal shutdown and sequestration on the provision of justice in the U.S. on Tuesday, October 8, at 2 pm.  Participants will include  some of the Nation’s leading experts on justice-related issues.  The Forum will be held in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2237.

Further information about the event is detailed below:

Forum Examining the Impact of the Government Shutdown and Sequestration on the Provision of Justice


Ø  Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) – Ranking Member, House Judiciary Committee
Ø  Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) – Ranking Member, Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice
Ø  Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-Va.) – Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations
Ø  Congressman Melvin L. Watt (D-N.C.) – Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet
Ø  Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) – Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security
Ø  Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas)
Ø  Congressman Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) – Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law
Ø  Congressman Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. (D-Ga.)
Ø  Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-Calif.)
Ø  Congressman Theodore E. “Ted” Deutch (D-Fla.)
Ø  Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez (D-Ill.)
Ø  Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.)
Ø  Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.)


Ø  James R. Silkenat – President, American Bar Association
Ø  The Honorable W. Royal Furgeson, Jr. – Retired Federal District Judge, Dean of UNT Dallas College of Law
Ø  A. J. Kramer – Federal Public Defender for the District of Columbia
Ø  Robert Kengle – Co-Director, Voting Rights Project, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Ø  Don Saunders – Vice President of Civil Legal Services, National Legal Aid & Defender Association
Ø  Nan Aron – President, Alliance for Justice
Ø  Scott Lilly – Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Ø  Diane Moyer – Board Member of the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence and Policy Director of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
Tuesday, October 8th, 2:00 p.m.
Rayburn House Office Building Room 2237

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