CAAF will hold its annual Judicial Conference on 10 and 11 March at the Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law.  A list of confirmed speakers is on CAAF’s web site.  The two biggest names are DOD General Counsel Jeh Johnson and former Secretary of Veteran Affairs and former Secretary of the Army Togo West, who recently co-chaired the DOD review panel examining the Fort Hood shootings, and former Senator Chuck Hagel, co-chairman of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board.  Here are the other confirmed speakers:

John Abele, co-founder of Boston Scientific

Georgetown Law Professor Jane Aiken

Kenneth Feinberg, Speial Master for TARP Executive Compensation and former Special Master for the 9-11 Victim Compensation Fund

Chief Judge Steven McAuliffe of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire

Robert Poole, author of a recent book about Arlington National Cemetery

Kiam Taipale, executive director of the Stillwell Center for Advanced Studies in Science and Technology Policy

James Tierney, director of the National State Attorneys General Program

5 Responses to “CAAF Judicial Conference speakers”

  1. Gene Fidell says:

    Hats off to the organizers: this is a star-studded cast. I assume there will also be some meat-and-potatoes military justice discussion.

  2. Anon says:

    Not if the last couple of conferences are any guide.

  3. hmm says:

    I heard something about a congressional investigation for DHS sending people to tangential “conferences” hrmmmmmmmmm

  4. Anon says:

    I’m sorry, but I thought the CAAF Judicial Conference might be related to those who regularly practice before that court, or emerging issues within the military justice system.

    While the DoD GC probably qualifies [it would be nice to learn just what these speakers are going to be talking about]; and Togo West might shed some new light on the Fort Hood massacre, there’s little relevance imho to the remaining speakers, with due respect to their expertise. While they may have interesting tales to tell, how does this qualify as CLE, or have they dropped that?

    CJ McAuliffe was an Army JAG mid ’70’s and the widower of Chista McAuliffe, the school teacher who died in the Challenger disaster, but I doubt if the federal Court in NH gets many military justice issues.

    CAAF needs to get back to basics and its practitioners.

    Just my 2 cents.

  5. Anonyma says:

    Maybe the Hon. Jeh Johnson could shed some light on how the military commissions somehow don’t constitute a blight on military justice writ large…