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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  2. This sure is not what most who value good governance consider the Rule of Law to entail: "In a letter dated March 2, which Brizzi forwarded to IBJ, the commission dismissed the grievance “on grounds that there is not reasonable cause to believe that you are guilty of misconduct.”" Yet two month later reasonable cause does exist? (Or is the commission forging ahead, the need for reasonable belief be damned? -- A seeming violation of the Rules of Profession Ethics on the part of the commission) Could the rule of law theory cause one to believe that an explanation is in order? Could it be that Hoosier attorneys live under Imperial Law (which is also a t-word that rhymes with infamy) in which the Platonic guardians can do no wrong and never owe the plebeian class any explanation for their powerful actions. (Might makes it right?) Could this be a case of politics directing the commission, as celebrated IU Mauer Professor (the late) Patrick Baude warned was happening 20 years ago in his controversial (whisteblowing) ethics lecture on a quite similar topic: http://www.repository.law.indiana.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1498&context=ilj

  3. I have a case presently pending cert review before the SCOTUS that reveals just how Indiana regulates the bar. I have been denied licensure for life for holding the wrong views and questioning the grand inquisitors as to their duties as to state and federal constitutional due process. True story: https://www.scribd.com/doc/299040839/2016Petitionforcert-to-SCOTUS Shorter, Amici brief serving to frame issue as misuse of govt licensure: https://www.scribd.com/doc/312841269/Thomas-More-Society-Amicus-Brown-v-Ind-Bd-of-Law-Examiners

  4. Here's an idea...how about we MORE heavily regulate the law schools to reduce the surplus of graduates, driving starting salaries up for those new grads, so that we can all pay our insane amount of student loans off in a reasonable amount of time and then be able to afford to do pro bono & low-fee work? I've got friends in other industries, radiology for example, and their schools accept a very limited number of students so there will never be a glut of new grads and everyone's pay stays high. For example, my radiologist friend's school accepted just six new students per year.

  5. I totally agree with John Smith.

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