U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to Hear Campaign Spending Limits Case Appeal at UH Law School Oct. 9

October 4, 2013

The public is invited to join law students and faculty at a session of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals next week at the William S. Richardson School of Law.

The federal appeals court session on Wednesday, Oct. 9, will run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Moot Courtroom at the Law School, followed by a unique question and answer session for students with the judges, and the law clerks. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.; the hearings begin at 10 a.m.

The Ninth Circuit makes regular appearances in Hawai‘i at the Law School to offer students and the public an opportunity to listen to pertinent cases.

The cases under appeal involve a challenge to Hawai‘i’s campaign spending limits and an immigration issue from the Northern Marianas Islands. Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski will preside, joined by Judges Raymond C. Fisher and Paul J. Watford.

Law School Dean Avi Soifer expressed appreciation for the court’s appearance at the Law School, noting that it offers an unusual opportunity for students to listen to appellate arguments and then to ask questions of the judges and their law clerks.

“These are particularly interesting cases,” Soifer added, “and these judges are known for their active questioning of lawyers who appear before them. These arguments are not to be missed.”

To reserve a space, please RSVP at:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PB7tKD6OR-MeYyI2nsDh1LwZlojVr5acBNT6bD_...



Marnelli Joy Basilio

Community Relations Coordinator