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August 01, 2022

Retired Judge Michael Luttig to speak Aug. 8 at ABA panel on “Democracy in Peril”

CHICAGO, Aug. 1, 2022 – Retired Judge J. Michael Luttig, who testified before the Jan. 6 Committee investigating the Capitol riot, will speak Aug. 8 at a program sponsored by American Bar Association titled “Democracy in Peril: How Can We Change the Course for America?”

The roundtable discussion will be part of the ABA 2022 Annual Meeting in Chicago, Aug. 3 to 9. The program take place during a break in the ABA House of Delegates meeting.

WHAT: “Democracy in Peril: How Can We Change the Course for America?”

WHEN (IN PERSON): Monday, Aug. 8, at 11 a.m. CDT

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker Drive

WHO: Four panelists and a moderator will participate:

  • J. Michael Luttig – Former judge of the 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals for 15 years. Luttig testified in July before the House of Representatives committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.
  • Bakari Sellers – CNN political analyst and former Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor of South Carolina
  • Kathleen Jamieson – Communications professor and director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Steven Levitsky – Government professor and director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University
  • Nancy Rogers (moderator) – Former Ohio attorney general and former dean of the Ohio State University College of Law

The program will be recorded and will be available online later that day at the Reporter Resources Page. Reporters interested in attending the ABA 2022 Annual Meeting should contact Media Relations and Strategic Communications at [email protected]. All reporters must provide proof of credentials and vaccination status.  

The ABA is the largest voluntary association of lawyers in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.