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Litigating California's Prisons after SCOTUS intervention

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February 26, 2014 12:45pm - 2:00pm

Room 280A

Michael W. Bien, founding partner of Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld and lead counsel in the landmark Supreme Corut decision that mandated a steep reduction in California's prison population, will speak about how the litigation has progressed since the Brown v. Plata decision in 2011. Among other topics, he will discuss the tensions between reform advocates, the federal courts and the governor, and the risks and benefits of achieving state institutional reform through federal constitutional litigaiton.