Denton Darrington Annual Lecture on Law and Government
The Denton Darrington Lecture 2019
"Civility, Humility, and Interbranch Relations"
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
5 p.m. - 6 p.m. MST Lecture
Idaho State Capitol Building, Lincoln Auditorium, Boise
4 p.m. - 5 p.m. PST - Viewing of Livestream
View livestream courtesy of Idaho Public Television Idaho in Session HERE. On the day of the lecture a link will appear under 'Notices'.
College of Law, Courtroom, Moscow
The sixth Denton Darrington Lecture on Law and Government will start at 5 p.m. Mountain time on Wednesday, February 27. The lecture will be given by Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles T. Canady. The lecture is titled "Civility, Humility, and Interbranch Relations".
Interbranch comity flows from interbranch understanding. Whenever one branch lacks an awareness and appreciation of the needs and challenges confronting another branch, the door is opened to a rupture in civility among the branches. Although each branch must act vigilantly to vindicate its own interests, that must always be done with due regard for the legitimate institutional interests of the other branches.
Justice Canady has served on the Florida Supreme Court since 2008. In March 2018, he was elected by his colleagues to a second term as Chief Justice, having served previously from July 2010 through June 2012. Prior to serving on the Court, Justice Canady served three terms in the Florida House of Representatives, followed by four terms in the United States House of Representatives. Read his full biography here.
Past Darrington Lectures
The 2018 Denton Darrington Annual Lecture on Law and Government was held Thursday, March 22. The lecture was titled "Liberty and Justice for Some" and discussed the subject of access to justice. The lecture was given by Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht.
The 2017 Denton Darrington Lecture was held Thursday February 9th. The lecture topic was "Pretrial Justice Reform: Promoting Public Safety and Constitutional Rights Through Evidence-Based Release and Detention." The lecture was given by the Chief Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court, Chief Justice Charles Daniels.
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 was 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.