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2010
Thursday, October 7th
8:30 AM

Opening Remarks

J. Martin Burke, Professor of Law, University of Montana School of Law
Irma S. Russell, University of Montana School of Law

The University of Montana School of Law | UC Theater

8:30 AM - 8:35 AM

8:40 AM

The Montana Constitution: Transition to the 21st Century

Fritz Snyder, University of Montana

The University of Montana School of Law | UC Theater

8:40 AM - 9:10 AM

9:15 AM

Cultural Climate and Context of the 1972 Montana Constitutional Convention

Mae Nan Ellingson, Moderator; Delegate, Constitutional Convention
Diana Dowling, Panelist; Staff Member, Constitutional Convention
Chuck Johnson, Panelist; Journalist, Helena Independent Record
Arlyne Reichert, Panelist; Delegate, Constitutional Convention

The University of Montana School of Law | UC Theater

9:15 AM - 9:55 AM

10:00 AM

An Examination of the Various Means of Changing the Montana Constitution: Initiative, Referendum, and Convention

Craig Wilson, Moderator; Professor of Political Science, Montana State University-Billings
Anthony Johnstone, University of Montana School of Law
James Lopach, Panelist; Professor of Political Science, University of Montana
G. Alan Tarr, Panelist; Director, Center for the State Constitutional Studies, Rutgers University-Camden

The University of Montana School of Law | UC Theater

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

11:05 AM

The Montana Constitution's Clean and Healthful Environment Provisions

Irma S. Russell, University of Montana School of Law
Richard Opper, Panelist; Director, Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Roger Sullivan, Panelist; Board Member, Montana Environmental Information Center and Attorney, Kallispell
Jack Tuholske, Panelist; Attorney, Missoula
Reed Watson, Panelist; Attorney, Property and Environment Research Center
Michelle Bryan Mudd, University of Montana School of Law

The University of Montana School of Law | UC Theater

11:05 AM - 12:05 PM

1:00 PM

Dignity and Physicians' Assistance in Dying

Thomas Huff, Moderator; Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, University of Montana
Dick Barrett, Panelist; Montana State Representative (Dem.)
Beth Brenneman, Panelist; Attorney, Disability Rights Montana
Elizabeth Griffing, Panelist; Legal Director, ACLU Montana
Anthony Johnstone, University of Montana School of Law
Thomas H. Roberts, Panelist; Physician, St. Patrick's Hospital

The University of Montana School of Law | UC Theater

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

2:35 PM

Overview of the Right to Privacy and a Comparison of Montana's Privacy Provision with Constitutional Provisions From Other States

Holly Franz, Moderator; Attorney, Helena
John Dinan, Panelist; Professor of Political Science, Wake Forest University
Larry Elison, Keynote Speaker; Professor Emeritus, University of Montana School of Law
Dennis Nettiksimmons, Panelist; Attorney, Billings and Adjunct Professor, Montana State University-Billings

The University of Montana School of Law | UC Theater

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

3:40 PM

Same Sex Rights and the Possible Implications of Kulstad v. Maniaci

Beth Brennan, Moderator; Professor of Law, University of Montana School of Law
Kim Abbott, Panelist; Director, Equality Project, Montana Human Rights Network
Edward McLean, Panelist; Judge, Montana State District Court
Susan Ridgeway, Panelist; Ms. Kulstad's Attorney
Niki Zupanic, Panelist; Director, Public Policy, ACLU Montana

The University of Montana School of Law | UC Theater

3:40 PM - 4:40 PM

4:45 PM

Technology and Privacy in the Criminal Context

Andrew King-Ries, University of Montana School of Law
Mike Batista, Panelist; Administrator, Division of Criminal Investigation, Montana Department of Justice
Scott Crichton, Panelist; Executive Director, ACLU Montana
Brian Gallik, Panelist; Attorney, Bozeman
Joslyn Hunt, Panelist; Chief Appellate Defender, Office of the State Public Defender, Montana
Mark Mattioli, Panelist; Attorney, Criminal Appeals, Montana Attorney General's Office
James C. Nelson, Panelist; Justice, Montana Supreme Court

The University of Montana School of Law | UC Theater

4:45 PM - 6:00 PM

7:30 PM

Keynote Address

Larry Elison, Keynote Speaker; Professor Emeritus, University of Montana School of Law

The University of Montana School of Law | UC Theater

7:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Friday, October 8th
8:30 AM

Applying the Montana Constitutional and a Discussion of Citizens United

Steve Bullock, Attorney General, Montana

The University of Montana School of Law | UC Theater

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

9:35 AM

Interplay Between the Right to Know and the Right to Privacy

Larry Howell, University of Montan School of Law
Shirley Faust, Panelist; Clerk of the District Court, Missoula County
Ed Higgins, Panelist; Managing Attorney, Montana Legal Services Association
Judith A. Meadows, Panelist; Director, State Law Library of Montana
Mike Meloy, Panelist; Attorney, Helena

The University of Montana School of Law | UC Theater

9:35 AM - 10:35 AM

Property Tax: Does the Montana Constitution Impose Any Impediments to Change?

Mae Nan Ellingson, Moderator; Delegate, Constitutional Convention and Attorney, Missoula
Dick Barrett, Panelist; Montana State Representative (Dem.)
Michele Crepeau, Panelist; Senior Tax Counsel, Montana Department of Revenue
Jeff Essmann, Panelist; Montana State Senator (Rep.)
Michael Green, Panelist; Attorney, Helena
Greg Petesch, Panelist; Retired Director, Montana Legislative Legal Services

The University of Montana School of Law | UC Room 332

9:35 AM - 10:35 AM

10:40 AM

Indian Education

David Aronofsky, Moderator; Legal Counsel, University of Montana and Professor of Law, University of Montana School of Law
Julie Cajune, Panelist; Executive Director, Center for American Indian Policy and Applied Research
Mike Jetty, Panelist; Indian Education Specialist, Office of Public Instruction
James Molloy, Panelist; Attorney, Helena

The University of Montana School of Law | UC Room 332

10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

Judicial Reform

Chris Tweeten, Moderator; Attorney, Montana Attorney General's Office
Jean Bowman, Panelist; Delegate, Constitutional Convention
Charles Lovell, Panelist; Judge, Federal District Court
Mike McGrath, Justice, Montana Supreme Court
Andrew P. Morriss, Panelist; Professor, University of Alabama School of Law

The University of Montana School of Law | UC Theater

10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

11:45 AM

Constitutional Torts: Does Such a Cause of Action Exist?

Jack Tuholske, Moderator; Professor of Law, University of Montana School of Law
Karl Englund, Panelist; Attorney, Missoula
Terry Trieweiler, Panelist; Attorney, Whitefish and Former Justice, Montana Supreme Court

The University of Montana School of Law | UC Theater

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

1:30 PM

State Constitutional Comparison and Design

James Lopach, Moderator; Professor of Political Science, University of Montana
John Dinan, Panelist; Professor of Political Science, Wake Forest University
Jeffrey Greene, Panelist; Professor of Political Science, University of Montana
G. Alan Tarr, Panelist; Director, Center for the State Constitutional Studies at Rutgers University-Camden

The University of Montana School of Law | UC Theater

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

2:35 PM

State Constitutional Interpretation

Elizabeth Griffing, Panelist; Legal Director, ACLU Montana
James C. Nelson, Panelist; Justice, Montana Supreme Court
James A. Rice, Panelist; Justice, Montana Supreme Court

The University of Montana School of Law | UC Theater

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

3:40 PM

Reflections of the 1972 Constitutional Convention Delegates and Staff

Fritz Snyder, University of Montana
Bob Campbell, Panelist; Delegate, Constitutional Convention
Dorothy Eck, Panelist; Delegate, Constitutional Convention
Tom Ask, Panelist; Delegate, Constitutional Convention
Jean Bowman, Panelist; Delegate, Constitutional Convention
Mae Nan Ellingson, Panelist; Delegate, Constitutional Convention
C. B. McNeil, Panelist; Delegate, Constitutional Convention and Judge, Montana District Court
Arlyne Reichert
Mike McKeon, Panelist; Delegate, Constitutional Convention

The University of Montana School of Law | UC Theater

3:40 PM - 4:40 PM