We're in Chicago this week participating in the ABA Annual Meeting. While we really are looking forward to a slate of thrilling committee meetings, what we're really anticipating is the CLE programming. Here are what we think are the highlights:
We're also moderating a panel on issues related to the "sharing economy:"
- Looming Land Use Constitutional Issues - Friday, July 31, 2:45 - 4:15 pm, Westin Chicago River North Grand Ballroom B - Four hot land use issues: land use aspects of medical marijuana legislation; takings and exactions in San Francisco's requirement for owners to pay departing tenants huge sums; Horne and takings; and just compensation issues raised by New Jersey's dune program. With Tony Della Pelle and Stephen Schwartz (one of the counsel for the Hornes), among others.
- The 2014 Supreme Court Term in Review - Friday, July 31, 2015, 10am - noon, Westin Chicago River North Promenade Ballroom C - "This panel of noted legal professionals, academics and journalists provides an overview of the Supreme Court decisions of the 2014 term."
- The New Normal in Electoral Access & Political Participation: Challenges Facing the 2016 Election - Friday, July 31, 2015, 2:45 - 4:40 pm, Westin Chicago River North Grand Ballroom A - covering, among other topics, who must be counted when apportioning "population" for state redistricting.
- Traps for the Wary: Avoiding Pitfalls in Appellate Practice - Friday, July 31, 1:45 - 3:15pm, Chicago Marriott Chicago Ballroom E, 5th Floor - how to recognize and avoid traps that even experienced appellate counsel fall into.
- Is Sharing Really Caring? The Law of Transportation Sharing: Uber, Lyft, and the Sharing Economy - Thursday, July 30, 2015, 2:15 - 3:45pm, Westin Chicago River North Promenade Ballroom C - We're focusing on issues raised by so-called "ride-sharing" services such as Uber and Lyft. Takings, monopoly, and the like. With Jacob Huebert (Liberty Justice Center); Michael Kamprath (Hillsborough County Aviation Authority, Tampa International Airport); Jon Riches (Goldwater Institute), and Professor Stephen Miller (University of Idaho College of the Law). Register here.
Hope to see you at any or all of these sessions. If so, stop by and say "hi."