Two panels of historians and legal experts will examine the issue of Habeas Corpus in “Personal Liberty: A Discussion of Habeas Corpus from Joseph Smith to Guantanamo.” It runs from 2:30 to 4:30 in Room 212 (Senate Hearing Room) of the Illinois Capitol. The Illinois State Bar Association is a co-sponsor of this event and will be providing 2 hours of MCLE credit. This program is free, but advance reservations are required.
Habeas corpus in the era of Joseph Smith will be examined by Richard Turley, assistant historian for the LDS church; Jeffrey Walker, editor of the Joseph Smith Papers; Leslie C. Griffin, professor of law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Lachlan Mackay, board member of the Joseph Smith Sr. Family Association; Reg Ankrom, an expert on Stephen Douglas; William Ray Price, former justice of the Missouri Supreme Court; and Baker & McKenzie attorney Thomas Campbell.
Guantanamo and modern habeas corpus will be the subject of a second panel, with Turley; Walker; Jeffrey Colman, partner at Jenner & Block; Thomas Sullivan, partner at Jenner & Block; the Hon. Sue Myerscough, U.S. district judge for the Central District of Illinois; David Owens from the University of Chicago Law School’s Exoneration Project; and Andrea D. Lyon, law professor at DePaul University.
For more information and to obtain free tickets, please visit www.josephsmithcaptured.com.