Second Annual Western Conference - "Direct Democracy from the Framers to the 21st Century"

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23
10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Panel I:  What Would the Framers Have Thought of Direct Democracy?    

  • Prof. Maimon Schwarzschild, University of San Diego
  • Prof. Marci Hamilton, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
  • Moderator: Dean Kenneth Starr, Pepperdine University

12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon Address    

  • Mr. Ward Connerly, American Civil Rights Institute
  • Introduction: Mr. Manuel Klausner, Law Offices of Manuel S. Klausner

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Panel II:  Contemporary Themes in Direct Democracy    

  • Prof. Elizabeth Garrett, University of Southern California
  • Prof. Daniel Lowenstein, University of California at Los Angeles
  • Prof. John Matsusaka, University of Southern California
  • Moderator: Hon. Carlos Bea, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Panel III:  The Courts and the Legislature vs. the People:  Who is in Charge?    

  • Hon. Alex Kozinski, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Hon. Stephen Reinhardt, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Mr. Arnold Steinberg, political strategist and pollster
  • Prof. Eugene Volokh, University of California at Los Angeles
  • Hon. Pete Wilson, former Governor of California
  • Moderator: Hon. Gail Heriot, United States Commission on Civil Rights

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Closing Reception

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
Simi Valley, CA