Sunday, July 26, 2009

Join us for Speech in Debate Forum Sept. 16

Common Cause Rhode Island and the A. Alfred Taubman Center at Brown University are pleased to announce a panel discussion:

“The Rhode Island Ethics Commission in the Wake of the Irons Decision.”

Description: Please join us for a panel discussion about the decision of the Rhode Island Supreme Court in the case of Irons vs. The RI Ethics Commission and the future of the Commission in the decision’s wake. Hear from leading experts on the decision, as well as authorities on the Commission and advocates working to make changes in the wake of the Supreme Court’s opinion.


Ross Cheit–Professor of Public Policy at Brown and member of The Rhode Island Ethics Commission


Barbara Binder–Attorney and Chairwoman of The Rhode Island Ethics Commission
Mark Freel–Attorney and author of RI ACLU brief in the Irons vs. RIEC case
Tom Bender–Attorney and author of Common Cause RI brief in the Irons vs. RIEC case
Jason Gramitt –Staff attorney RIEC, and author of RIEC brief
John Marion–Executive director of Common Cause RI
John Roney (tentative) –Attorney and parliamentarian of Rhode Island Senate

Where: Smith-Buonanno Hall, Room 106 at 95 Cushing Street on the Brown University Campus.

When: Wednesday, September 16th at 7 pm.

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