Former U.S. attorneys speak at law school forum
Three former U.S. attorneys who are at the center of national controversy over their firings will speak at a forum at Seattle University School of Law May 9.
Confirmed speakers for “U.S. Attorneys: Roles and Responsibilities” include former U.S. Attorneys John McKay (Western District of Washington), Margaret Chiara (Western District of Michigan) and David Iglesias (District of New Mexico). McKay is now a visiting professor at Seattle University School of Law. This semester he is teaching a course on Constitutional Law and Terrorism.
Other speakers include James Eisenstein, professor emeritus, Pennsylvania State University; and Christian Halliburton, associate professor at Seattle University School of Law.
The controversy surrounding the Bush Administration’s recent dismissal of eight U.S. attorneys has revealed many misconceptions and disagreements concerning both the president’s authority over these public employees and their obligations to adhere to administration policy and objectives. The program will examine these and other questions. For more information, please click here.