11/14 - When Cities Go Broke (South Bend)

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Wednesday  November 14, 2012 

When Cities Go Broke: Is Chapter 9 Municipal Bankruptcy a Viable Solution to Municipal Insolvency?

Speakers include:
  - Former Justice Robert Flanders of the Rhode Island Supreme Court
     (State Appointed Receiver to the city of Central Falls in their 2010 bankruptcy filing)
  - Chief Judge Christopher Klein of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California
     (overseer of the 2012 Stockton, CA bankruptcy)
  - Phil Batchelor, Vallejo, CA, Turnaround Manager
     (responsible for helping the city of Vallejo, CA to successfully exit bankruptcy in 2011)
  - Representative Al Pscholka of Michigan
     (Sponsor of Michigan’s controversial Emergency Financial Manager Law)
  - Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson of Gary, IN
     (Mayor Freeman-Wilson will speak about the fiscal challenges facing the city of Gary, as well as so many others around the nation)

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Time (local time): 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Credit hours: 5.0 CLE (pending)

Cost: $75.00

Location: McCartan Courtroom
Eck Hall of Law, Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame 46556

Provider: University of Notre Dame Journal of Legislation

Contact information:
Elizabeth Watkins
Phone: (574) 360-4172
ewatkin2@nd.edu
http://law.nd.edu/publications/journals/journal-of-legislation/
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  1. KUDOS to the Indiana Supreme Court for realizing that some bureacracies need to go to the stake. Recall what RWR said: "No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!" NOW ... what next to this rare and inspiring chopping block? Well, the Commission on Gender and Race (but not religion!?!) is way overdue. And some other Board's could be cut with a positive for State and the reputation of the Indiana judiciary.

  2. During a visit where an informant with police wears audio and video, does the video necessary have to show hand to hand transaction of money and narcotics?

  3. I will agree with that as soon as law schools stop lying to prospective students about salaries and employment opportunities in the legal profession. There is no defense to the fraudulent numbers first year salaries they post to mislead people into going to law school.

  4. The sad thing is that no fish were thrown overboard The "greenhorn" who had never fished before those 5 days was interrogated for over 4 hours by 5 officers until his statement was illicited, "I don't want to go to prison....." The truth is that these fish were measured frozen off shore and thawed on shore. The FWC (state) officer did not know fish shrink, so the only reason that these fish could be bigger was a swap. There is no difference between a 19 1/2 fish or 19 3/4 fish, short fish is short fish, the ticket was written. In addition the FWC officer testified at trial, he does not measure fish in accordance with federal law. There was a document prepared by the FWC expert that said yes, fish shrink and if these had been measured correctly they averaged over 20 inches (offshore frozen). This was a smoke and mirror prosecution.

  5. I love this, Dave! Many congrats to you! We've come a long way from studying for the bar together! :)

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