|For Immediate Release|
July 17, 2019
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Navdeep Singh, Policy Director
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) extends its sincere condolences to the family of retired United States Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who passed away on July 16th in Florida at the age of 99. He was the longest-lived Supreme Court justice in United States history. Justice Stevens was appointed by President Gerald Ford in 1975 and served until 2010. His thirty-five year tenure on the bench made him the third-longest-serving Justice in the history of the Court.
“Justice Stevens had a significant impact on the United States and our understanding of the law and its evolution,” said NAPABA President, Daniel Sakaguchi. “He was part of and authored decisions in landmark cases that came before the Supreme Court. He will be remembered for his impartial commitment to the rule of law, his efforts to safeguard principals of liberty and equality and his dedicated service to the country, both on the bench and as veteran of World War II.”
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is the national association of Asian Pacific American (APA) attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students. NAPABA represents the interests of over 50,000 attorneys and over 80 national, state, and local bar associations. Its members include solo practitioners, large firm lawyers, corporate counsel, legal services and non-profit attorneys, and lawyers serving at all levels of government. NAPABA engages in legislative and policy advocacy, promotes APA political leadership and political appointments, and builds coalitions within the legal profession and the community at large. NAPABA also serves as a resource for government agencies, members of Congress, and public service organizations about APAs in the legal profession, civil rights, and diversity in the courts.
To learn more about NAPABA, visit www.napaba.org, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter (@NAPABA).
The ABA Section of International Law are honored to have U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer as their Thursday Luncheon Keynote Speaker at the 2016 Spring Meeting in New York!
*Tickets for this luncheon are almost sold out!
Stephen Breyer, born in San Francisco in 1938, is a justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a graduate of Stanford, Oxford, and Harvard Law School. He taught law for many years as a professor at Harvard Law School and at the Kennedy School of Government. He has also worked as a Supreme Court law clerk (for Justice Arthur Goldberg), a Justice Department lawyer (antitrust division), an Assistant Watergate Special Prosecutor, and Chief Counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee (working closely with Senator Edward M. Kennedy to pass the Airline Deregulation Act).
In 1980 he was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit by President Carter, becoming Chief Judge in 1990. In 1994 he was appointed a Supreme Court Justice by President Clinton. He has written books and articles about administrative law, economic regulation, and constitutional law, including Regulation and Its Reform, Breaking the Vicious Circle: Toward Effective Risk Regulation, Active Liberty, Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge’s View and, The Court and the World which will be published soon.
His wife, Joanna, was born in Great Britain and is a retired clinical psychologist. They have three children (Chloe, Nell, and Michael) and five grandchildren.
Justice Breyer will be signing copies of his newly published book The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities immediately following the luncheon.
AABANY is proud to a be Cooperating Entity to this year’s ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting. As such, we are delighted that our members can register for the Spring Meeting at ABA rates.
For more information including how to register, click here.
Asian Pacific Americans are Ready for the Supreme Court
NAPABA Op-Ed | APAs are Ready for the Supreme Court
Dear NAPABA Members and Supporters,
I hope you will read NAPABA President Jin Hwang’s op-ed urging the President to nominate an Asian Pacific American to the Supreme Court.
As you well know, there never has been an APA Supreme Court Justice in the 227-year history of the Court. This new Supreme Court vacancy provides the President with a critical opportunity to continue to build upon his legacy of diversity and inclusion in the federal courts and achieve another first for our community.
NAPABA has worked tirelessly to increase the number of qualified APAs serving on the federal bench and we can all be proud that NAPABA has been involved in the nomination or confirmation of every single APA judge nominated by President Obama. For two decades, we have cultivated the relationships and expertise necessary to develop and support a strong pipeline of APA lawyers who are ready, willing, and able to serve at the highest levels of our judiciary.
Through our collective efforts, we have advanced the cause of diversity and inclusion and created a path to the Supreme Court. I look forward to working with you as we travel down this road together and continue to make history.