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Monday, November 27, 2006 

I'm Not Dead & The Hallows Lecture

I did make it through the holiday weekend... mostly intact. It was generally a horrible weekend. Most holidays are bad for me. When you add up the glacial progress of my seminar paper, my personal life taking a nose dive, a bad knee injury, and a few other things, you get one big pile of bad weekend. Also, I'm going to be posting less in the near future because exams start next week. My life just rules right now.

Anyway, I do have some news. Marquette has announced the speaker for this year's Hallows Lecture. Judge Carolyn Dineen King of the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will be giving the lecture, entitled "A Challenge to Judicial Independence: The Politicization of Federal Judicial Appointments." Here is the description...
Judge King will discuss the role of judicial independence in the American system of government and the importance of judicial accountability in maintaining judicial independence. She will describe an increasingly politicized appointment process for federal judges and the accompanying risks to judicial independence, both with respect to the Supreme Court and intermediate appellate courts.
It sounds like a very interesting topic. Unfortunately, I have class at that time. Hopefully, the professor will cancel. I'm interested to see what Judge King has to say on this.

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