Denton Darrington Annual Lecture on Law and Government
Pretrial Justice Reform: Promoting Public Safety and Constitutional Rights Through Evidence-Based Release and Detention
Thursday, February 9, 2017
4:00 p.m. MST Lecture
5:00 p.m. MST Reception
Idaho State Capitol Building, Lincoln Auditorium, Boise
Webcast provided by Idaho Public Television - A direct link will appear under 'Notices' on the morning of the Lecture.
The fourth Denton Darrington Annual Lecture on Law and Government will be held on Thursday February 9th. The lecture topic is "Pretrial Justice Reform: Promoting Public Safety and Constitutional Rights Through Evidence-Based Release and Detention." The lecture will be given by the Chief Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court, Chief Justice Charles Daniels.
Chief Justice Charles Daniels has served on the New Mexico Supreme Court since November of 2007. He served as Chief Justice between 2010 and 2012 and has been selected by his fellow Justices to serve a second two-year term as Chief Justice from 2016 to 2018. You can read Chief Justice Daniels' full biography here.
The lecture will address criminal justice reform initiatives under discussion in Idaho and nation-wide related to pre-trial release and detention decision-making based on risk and the impact these pre-trial decisions have on case disposition, sentencing and public safety.
Past Darrington Lectures
The 2016 Denton Darrington Lecture was held on Monday, February 8th, at the Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center. The lecture featured Justice Rebecca Love Kourlis former Justice for the Colorado Supreme Court and current Executive Director of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System. Her lecture is entitled, “Building the Just, Speedy and Inexpensive Civil Courts of Tomorrow: Why We Cannot Afford to Fail.”
The 2015 Denton Darrington Lecture was held on Thursday, February 5th, at the Idaho Supreme Court. The lecture featured Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center and a professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School. He is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he explores issues involving the future of technology and the Constitution.
Download the webcast of previous Darrington Lecture from Idaho Public Television
About the Denton Darrington Lectures
The Denton Darrington Annual Lecture on Law and Government is sponsored by University of Idaho College of Law, the Idaho Supreme Court, and the Idaho State Bar and Law Foundation. The lecture series is designed to address a wide range of topics related to the improved administration of justice and features national, state, and regional speakers to address Idaho citizens, students, and officials from all three branches of government.