Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Saxbe Auditorium, Moritz College of Law
The Mortiz College of Law
and Common Cause Ohio presents
Dirty Money, Dirty Water
The purpose of the event is to discuss the role of courts in protecting the environment, identify the most pressing issues resulting from influence in judicial elections, and determine potential solutions. The panel will discuss both national trends as well as specific cases from Ohio.
Billy Corriher, Deputy Director of Legal Process at Center for American Politics
- Mr. Corriher will discuss his work on a mini-documentary about fracking in Ohio resulting in waste in the local water supply and the local government's inability to restrict these activities despite Ohio being a home rule state.
Alicia Bannon, Senior Counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice
- Ms. Bannon leads the Center's fair courts work and has written many scholarly essays on judicial selection, access to justice, and government dysfunction.
Kent Scarrett, Executive Director of Ohio Municipal League
- Mr. Scarrett leads an organization that represents the interests of municipal governments and advocates on issues related to state and local tax policy, local control, and economic development strategies.
Brendan O'Donnell, Fellow at the Ecologic Institute
- Mr. O'Donnell works on sustainable urban development, in particular visibility and accessibility of diverse communities in the decision-making process, post-carbon financing, and the future of environmentalism.
The event will be split into two parts: a panel discussion in Saxbe Auditorium at the Moritz College of Law building from 12:10-1:15; and a breakout discussion within the building from 1:30-3:00. Following the panel, there will be a breakout discussion for individuals who wish to engage in moderated small-group conversations with the option to participate in future events or initiatives.
Lunch and snacks will be provided. Please register for the event here.