“The Supreme Court: Politics and Principle in an Election Year”

Special guest speaker: Steven Shapiro, legal director of the national ACLU.

Saturday, September 29, 1 to 3:00 p.m.

Agenda: 1:00 p.m.: Registration

1:30 p.m.: Program begins

3:00 p.m.: Adjourn

Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Maui Room (second floor, above Galleria)

Free, but RSVP required to assist our budget and planning.

RSVP by 9/20/12: Call 808-522-5906 (Neighbor Islands call toll free: 1-877-544-5906) or email office@acluhawaii.org.

Honolulu – Controversial civil liberties and civil rights issues have recently faced the U.S. Supreme Court, riveting the nation. In the aftermath of decisions on “Citizens United”, Arizona’s “Show Me Your Papers” immigration law, Health Care Reform and warrantless GPS tracking by police, how secure are our rights? What important cases are on the horizon, and how might the upcoming election impact the Court and expand or erode fundamental rights?

The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i Foundation (“ACLU”) tackles these questions in a free public forum with national ACLU Legal Director Steve Shapiro. With over 25 years of U.S. Supreme Court experience, Shapiro manages over 90 lawyers at the ACLU headquarters in New York, where he is also an adjunct professor of constitutional law at Columbia Law School. Shapiro also serves on the Policy Committee of Human Rights Watch.

Saturday, Sept. 29, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Blaisdell Center Maui Room

Free, but RSVP required by Friday, 9/21/12.

Executive Director Vanessa Chong said: “Supreme Court decisions continue to have a major impact on our daily lives. We invite the local community to learn more about their rights and how they can protect them.”

This event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required to help our budget and planning. RSVP by Friday, 9/21/12. The Blaisdell Center is ADA-accessible – request special accommodation to our office by 9/14/12. We will always try to fulfill requests. Parking at the Blaisdell Center (777 Ward Ave. Honolulu, Hi 96817) is $6, it is also served by major bus lines. See www.thebus.org for details.When RSVPing, please include your name, the number in your party and contact info (in case event details change).
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