I have the pleasure this morning of giving the closing keynote at the 37th Annual Eastern District Conference in California. The conference is being held at the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe resort. My keynote will address the erosion of free speech protections in West and will be held in the closing plenary session from 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
This is a remarkable conference of judges and lawyers in the Eastern District. The conference has been guided by Chief District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill, who has assembled experts from all over California and the nation on emerging issues of law and politics. The conference this year has been an extraordinary mosaic of contemporary controversies that impact both the judges and lawyers alike in this District.
The event is being held in one of the nation’s spectacular locations. Indeed, I have spent two days hiking in the mountains around Lake Tahoe. These trails are breathtaking both literally and figuratively. I will post another account of those hikes today.