Wednesday, November 3, 2010

SB1070 seminar discusses the hotly debated legal issues over its constitutionality, Native American issues

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S.B. 1070 and its Implications in Indian Country - In-person PHOENIX - 10875-419
Co-sponsored by the Immigration Law Section and the Indian law Section of the State Bar of Arizona
3.0 Total CLE Units (No Ethics)
Course №:10875A-419
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Join our panel as they discuss what you need to know about S.B. 1070 and its implications in Indian Country. The CLE is designed to provide an overview and analysis of S.B. 1070, including the current legal challenges, and the law’s implications in Indian Country. The CLE will consist of a panel of practitioners and experts in the areas of Indian Law and Immigration Law.

S.B. 1070 and its Implications in Indian Country
November 15, 2010 | 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
State Bar of Arizona

9:00 – 9:45 amOverview of SB 1070 and Introductory Discussion of Issues the Legislation Poses for Indian Country – Professor Robert Clinton, ASU Indian Legal Program
9:45 – 12:15 pm (Break from 11:00 – 11:15)
Panel Discussion – This CLE will include an expansive discussion amongst a group of panelists with wide-ranging experience and from different backgrounds.  Each of our panelists will provide a few prepared remarks, then turn to a moderated panel discussion with the audience on issues of interest to those in attendance.  
Our distinguished panel consists of:
    • Daniel Pochoda  Director of the ACLU in Arizona and lawyer in the Friendly House case – Mr. Pochoda will discuss the current state of the litigation challenging SB 1070, as well as the major constitutional issues the law poses.
    • Rachel Alexander  Former Deputy Maricopa County Attorney and Editor of – Ms. Alexander will discuss Fourth Amendment issues as they relate to SB 1070, including the reasonable suspicion standard.
    • Peter Gentala  Counsel to the Republican Majority in the Arizona House of Representatives – Mr. Gentala advises the leadership of the Arizona House in litigation and in that capacity will discuss the legislative and policy initiatives underpinning SB 1070.  He may also address enforcement issues, including discussing AZ POST’s voluntary training program for law enforcement officers. 
    • Daniel Ortega  Chairman of the Board of the National Council of La Raza and lawyer in SB 1070 litigation – Mr. Ortega will address the Latino community’s perspective on SB 1070.  He will also provide a historical perspective on the law’s development, including discussing what factors he believes led to the law’s introduction and passage.
    • Vanessa Saavadra Assistant Attorney General with the Tohono O’odham Nation and Advisor to the TOPD – Ms. Saavedra will discuss the amicus curiae brief filed by the Tohono O’odham Nation in Arizona Federal District Court and will address the major concerns identified in the Tribe’s brief, including preemption, sovereignty and enforcement issues. 

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