The History and Future of the Criminal Justice Act

Monday, April 11, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

$7 Members, teachers & students • $15 public • Free for 1787 Members

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Top scholars and judges come together to discuss one of the most significant pieces of legislation concerning the federal criminal justice system, the Criminal Justice Act, establishing the right to counsel in federal court under the Constitution’s Sixth Amendment.

Participants include Hon. Kathleen Cardone, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas; Dr. Robert E. Rucker, Assistant Circuit Executive for Court Policy and Research for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; and Katherian Roe, Federal Public Defender for the District of Minnesota. Leigh Skipper, Federal Public Defender for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, moderates.

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  • Please note programs are subject to change; call the National Constitution Center or check our website for updated information.
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The Committee to Review the Criminal Justice Act Program


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