The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals celebrated Law Day 2017 in the Central District of California. Acting United States Attorney Sandra R. Brown, along with AUSAs Susan DeWitt and Amanda Bettinelli, attended the event that included high school students from around the district and focused on the topic of “Not to be Forgotten - Legal Lessons of the Japanese Internment.”
The event featured opening remarks by the Honorable Sandra R. Klein, a former Assistant United States Attorney in the Central Distict, nd a panel discussion moderated by the Honorable Jon R. Takasugi of the Los Angeles Superior Court. The panel featured the Honorable A. Wallace Tashima of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Patricia Kinaga, managing partner at LTL Attorneys; and Gary Miyatake, a photographer who shared photos he had taken while interned at Manzanar.
After the informative panel discussion, participants engaged in lively and interesting discussions with the students on a wide variety of topics. Discussion topics included conversations about what judges and attorneys do within the justice system, the meaning of the phrase “Equal Justice for All” engraved on the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C., and how the three branches of our U.S. government work.