The Bar will be hosting a happy hour at Maliu Mai this evening (March 5) from 5pm - 9pm. In attendance will be Mr. Neil Weare from the Constitutional Accountability Center (CAC) in Washington, DC. Mr. Weare is working on a federal case that would attempt to apply the citizenship clause of the 14th Amendment to the territories, making all territorial citizens constitutional US citizens. He would like to meet with the Bar to discuss the case and the opinions of the Bar. Obviously, such a case could have wide-ranging implications for the territory, so it is encouraged that everyone come out tonight to discuss. Attached is a brief summary of the issue, and more information about CAC can be found at http://www.theusconstitution.org/.
The ASBA has opened a new page on its website. The CLE page will show materials and updates regarding CLE events. The premiere event is the traffic stop lecture by Judge Ward held in November 2011. The event was the first of the Brown Bag Lunch Series with Judge Ward. The link to the CLE site is below.
The High Court has released the latest appellate division calendar. The Appellate Division will be convening on February 23, 2012 at 1:30pm. Attorneys are encouraged the check the calendar for any pending cases.
The ASBA is seeking nominations for the first annual Arthur A. Morrow Justice Award. The ASBA will only accept nominations from bar members, but the nominees may be from outside the bar. Please submit nominees to Daniel Woods at the Attorney General’s Office. The deadline for submissions if February 15, 2012. For more information, please read the full announcement.
The Bar will be hosting its annual Christmas Party on December 17, from 5pm – 11pm. The party will be held at the Turtle & Shark lodge in Vaitogi. All Bar members, Court staff, and the Judiciary are invited to attend. Formal invites will be distributed in your court mailboxes. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and we look forward to seeing you all on December 17.