9th Circ. Won't Cancel Hawaiian Conference

Law360, New York (August 6, 2012, 11:07 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Friday admitted it probably should have chosen a different site for its annual conference in Maui, Hawaii, later this month, but refused to call off the event, citing hefty cancellation fees.

In a letter to Sens. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, both of whom have criticized the expense of the upcoming convention, Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski said that canceling the Aug. 13-16 conference would result in huge penalties on guaranteed hotel rooms and nonrefundable airline tickets.

"In hindsight,...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.