Thursday, June 28, 2018
The District Court of Guam and the Guam Bar Association will be holding a CLE Presentation on the topic of U.S. Constitutional Rights in the Territories, on Monday, July 2, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Senator Antonio M. Palomo Guam Museum and Chamorro Facility Theatre in Hagatna.
For over two decades, as an attorney and federal judge, Chief Judge Gelpí has participated in numerous cases dealing with the constitutional status of Puerto Rico, as well as the rights of U.S. citizens who reside in the territory. He also serves as an adjunct professor of law and has taught in Puerto Rico and in Hawai’i a course about the constitutional development of overseas U.S. territories. He is also the author of various publications about the subject, including his recent book The Constitutional Evolution of Puerto Rico and Other U.S. Territories 1898-Present.
Chief Judge Gelpí will present on (1) Constitutional Law: Article IV, Clause 2 (Property Clause) - Recent Cases Decided Under the Territorial Clause Affecting the Territories, Guam, CNMI, and Other Property Belonging to the U.S.; and (2) Constitutional Law: Contemporary Changes in the Law of the Territories Under Article IV of the Property Clause.
Attorneys Anita P. Arriola and Leevin T. Camacho will give a panel discussion on “Judicial Deference to Congress--When Will it End for Guam and the Territories?” Chief Judge Gelpí will also be joining the panel discussion.