On Wednesday, May 8, I’ll be joining a pair of California Supreme Court experts for a panel discussion, “What to Expect from the Brown Court” at the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Conference Center, 301 Battery Street, 3rd Floor in San Francisco (the discussion will also be available through a webcast).

Justice Joshua P. Groban, the newest Justice appointed by former Governor Brown, will speak.  He will be followed by a panel discussion, with Benjamin G. Shatz of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips and David A. Carrillo of the California Constitution Center, UC Berkeley joining me.  The Honorable Danny Y. Chou of the San Mateo Superior Court will moderate our discussion.

From the BASF Release:

The California Supreme Court – now with seven justices! Justice Groban has joined the program. The program’s first half features a conversation with the justice. In the second half the experts and court watchers will analyze the California Supreme Court’s recent track record, examining the six veteran justices’ three-year opinion and vote records. We will attempt to predict how the new seven-member court might operate.

– What do we think about the new justice?
– How did the court cope with fifteen months of pro tem justices?
– What data conclusions are plausible about the court’s recent history?
– Can we predict how the new justice will align?

We hope everyone will join us!

 Image courtesy of Flickr by Ed Bierman (no changes).