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Justice Art Scotland '74, Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Judge Morrison C. England, Jr. '83, Judge Barbara A. Kronlund, and Distinguished Professor of Law Michael Vitiello.

McGeorge Forum Explored Independence in the American Justice System

January 26, 2018

Tags: Centers of Distinction, Advocacy Center, Faculty & Scholarship, Press Release, 2018

On Tuesday, Jan. 23, McGeorge School of Law hosted a Forum on Independent Judiciary, which explored the importance of an independent and impartial judiciary in the United States.

The presenters discussed the impact of external pressures on individual judges, and the judiciary as a whole, poses a threat to our carefully balanced democratic institutions and diminishes public confidence in the functioning of our courts. McGeorge Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz introduced the speakers, and the forum was moderated by Judge Barbara A. Kronlund, Civil Judge Superior Court, San Joaquin County.

The presenters were: California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye; United States District Judge Morrison C. England, Jr. '83; Retired Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, Arthur Scotland '74; and McGeorge Distinguished Professor of Law Michael Vitiello.

The video of the Forum is available to watch on YouTube. It was co-sponsored by The Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution at McGeorge.