How does a state Supreme Court shape a state’s constitution?
That may sound an odd question, for the constitution likely preceded the supreme court. That and other brain-teasers will be addressed in a seminar tomorrow, sponsored by ASU Law School.
The event will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14, Arizona’s statehood day, in the Jury Assembly Room of the Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse on 401 W. Washington St. in downtown Phoenix. It is open to the public.
A panel of distinguished scholars and practitioners will explore “The Arizona Supreme Court and the Arizona Constitution: The First Hundred Years.” Among the things they will discuss are what elements make Arizona’s Constitution distinct. And what role has our Supreme Court played in forming the state and interacting with the Constitution.
All of the panelists are writing an article for an upcoming special issue of the Arizona State Law Journal.
The panel will be moderated by ASU Law Professor and Dean Emeritus Paul Bender. The panel will be:
- Supreme Court Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch
- Paul Eckstein, Perkins Coie
- Tim Hogan, Executive Director, Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest
- Clint Bolick, The Goldwater Institute
- David Abney, Knapp & Roberts
- Andy Gaona, Perkins Coie
- Megan Scanlon and Jared Sutton, law clerks to Chief Justice Berch, 2011-12
More on the panel discussion is here.Follow @azatty