July 15: The Rule of Law in America: Is it Surviving? (with Richard Rossman)
Monday, July 15
10:30am – 12:30pm
Last summer we discussed the history of the United States Department of Justice and the ninety-four United States Attorney Offices around the country. We also reviewed several issues facing the Department and our justice system during these interesting times: the First and Second Amendment; leak investigations; the Mueller investigation; executive power; due process for undocumented immigrants; and attacks on the Department and law enforcement.
Much has happened since last year. This summer we will discuss the aftermath of the Mueller Report as well as several current issues. These issues might and likely will change by the time of the summinar.
Rich is the executive director and a past president of the National Association of Former United States Attorneys (NAFUSA), a bipartisan group of more than 300 former U.S. Attorneys from administrations as far back as President Kennedy (see nafusa.org). Rich served as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, as the chief assistant U.S. Attorney, and as the chief deputy federal defender in Detroit. He also served as the chief of staff of the Criminal Division at Main Justice. He spent 23 years as a partner in the Detroit office of the Pepper Hamilton law firm. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School. Rich and Patty have owned a home in Leland for 21 years, and they became permanent Leland residents in 2017. Rich incorporated the Fishtown Preservation Society and was its first president during the original fundraising and acquisition of the property.