The League of Women Voters of Edina (LWVE), a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation in government, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League has approximately 100 men and women members and is part of the State League and National League of Women Voters. The League of Women Voters of Edina has had an active role in Edina since 1954.

Two Nationally Acclaimed Speakers Bring Their Expertise on Timely Topics to Edina– January 12, 2017

Government Ethics and Conflicts of Interest

When: Thursday, January 12, 2017
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Program and questions

Where: Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St.

Please join League of Women Voters Edina to hear Richard Painter, former White House ethics counsel under President George W. Bush, speak on presidential ethics and conflicts of interest.

The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited; please register to ensure a seat. Reserved seats may be released at 9:55 AM.

To register go to: https://conflictofinterest.eventbrite.com

Richard Painter is the S. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Minnesota Law School, a member of the American Law Institute and adviser for the ALI publication, “Principles of the Law, Government Ethics.” Professor Painter’s book, Getting the Government America Deserves: How Ethics Reform Can Make a Difference, was published by Oxford University Press in January 2009. He has written op-eds on government ethics for various publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times, and he has been interviewed several times on government ethics and corporate ethics by national news organizations, including appearances on Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC), Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN), CNN News, Fox News, National Public Radio All Things Considered, and Minnesota Public Radio News.


The U.S. Supreme Court: Current Issues

When: Thursday, January 12,2017
5:30 PM Order drinks and dinner
6:00 -7:30 PM Program and questions

Where: Mozza Mia, 3910 W. 50th St., Edina

Please join League of Women Voters to hear Timothy R. Johnson, U of M Morse Alumni Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Law, speak on the United States Supreme Court, the impacts of vacancies and future appointments, and the handling of conflicts of interest.

The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited; please register to ensure a seat. Reserved seats may be released at 5:55 PM.

To register go to: https://supremeissues.eventbrite.com

Professor Johnson is a nationally recognized expert on U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments and decision making. His research has been published in a variety of academic journals including the American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Law and Society Review, Political Analysis, Political Research Quarterly, American Politics Research, University of Illinois Law Review, and University of Minnesota Law Review. Other coverage of Professor Johnson’s research and commentary has appeared in The Economist, The Guardian, New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, MPR, C-SPAN, Slate, USA Today, ABC, CNN, and The National Journal. Professor Johnson has won college level and university wide awards for teaching and advising.


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