The Circuit Spotlight
Western Legal History
STRANGERS IN A STRANGE LAND
Afghanistan, and now Ukraine, make us think of the journeys of those who must take flight from their countries. In this issue, vaunted Ninth Circuit and District Court judges share their experiences of having fled their homelands to come to the United States.
Watch Past Programs!
Don’t miss this moving and inspiring presentation by Judges Bea, Nguyen, and Benitez, in conversation with Judge Michael Daly Hawkins about having fled their homelands to come to the United States.
Read more about these Judges’ stories, and those of Judges Tashima and Du, in our recent issue of Western Legal History.
Join us for an engaging presentation by lawyer, legal scholar, and historian John S. Caragozian. In 1941, in Edwards v. California, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the constitutionality of California’s anti-Okie law, which, like Washington’s and other states’ laws, made it illegal to knowingly assist a pauper in entering the state.
Join us for a panel discussion featuring the filmmaker, Betsy West, and a discussion about the documentary on groundbreaking civil rights attorney Pauli Murray, a non-binary Black lawyer, activist and poet who influenced both Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Thurgood Marshall.
Where have we been and where are we now? Join our distinguished panel as they discuss what it was like to be the first woman in a particular role in the law. Our panelists also will provide us with their insights into how things have (or have not) changed.
Oral History Spotlight
On September 16, 2022, the NJCHS hosted a conversation between Judges Susan Mollway, Leslie Kobayashi, and Jill Otake about Judge Mollway’s book, The First Fifteen: How Asian American Women Became Federal Judges. The three judges discuss their experiences being among the first fifteen and why representation matters.
Click the link below to watch their conversation.