The Circuit Spotlight
Western Legal History
This issue is the culmination of a years’ long effort in partnership with our friends at the Idaho Legal History Society. It features writings on the great state of Idaho and includes pieces on its history with an emphasis on the legal and the judicial landscape.
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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.
Join us as this unparalleled panel of experts looks at voting rights in our country, both historically and into the future. They will examine federal and state voting laws, as well as the different tools used to increase (or suppress) voter turnout and access.
Our experts, Judge M. Margaret McKeown, author of the Ninth Circuit’s opinion in Dariano v. Morgan Hills Unified School District; UCLA Law Prof. Eugene Volokh, author of an amicus brief in Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L.; and Mary Beth Tinker, plaintiff in the seminal Tinker v. Des Moines case and veteran speaker on the issue of student free speech, will guide us through legal and practical considerations regarding free speech for students.
Oral History Spotlight
Congratulations to Judge Mary H. Murguia as she assumes her duties as Chief Judge of the Ninth Circuit!
Chief Judge Murguia continues her trailblazing career as the first Latina to serve as chief judge of a federal appellate court, and the second woman and the first judge of Hispanic descent to serve as chief judge of the Ninth Circuit.
To learn more about her inspiring journey to the Bench, watch her full oral history at the link below: