Talk: 3:00-4:30PM / Reception: 4:30-5:30PM
Abstract: Lieutenant Governor Doug Chin will discuss preparation for the upcoming oral arguments scheduled for April 25, 2018 in the U.S. Supreme Court on the Trump Administration’s latest version of a ban on travelers from six majority-Muslim counties, including Iran, Lybia, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Chad. The latest version of the travel ban has been blocked by lower court orders. He will also discuss the rule of law, its role in the U.S. system of democracy, and the emergence of authoritarianism in the current Administration."
Bio: Doug Chin is the 13th Lieutenant Governor for the State of Hawaii and former Attorney General from 2015-2018. As the Attorney General, he led other states in suing President Donald Trump for banning travel from Muslim-majority nations into the United States on the basis of discrimination. From 2016-2017 he was elected to chair the bipartisan Conference of Western Attorneys General, which includes 15 western U.S. states and 3 Pacific territories and served on the executive board of the National Association of Attorneys General. Chin was the managing director of the City and County of Honolulu from 2010 to 2013 and a Honolulu prosecutor for 13 years, during which he tried nearly 50 jury trials. In private practice, Chin was a managing partner at one of Hawaii’s oldest and largest law firms. Chin has also been a board member for the American Judicature Society since 2007, during which he has served on several task forces related to the court systems and justice. Chin graduated from Stanford University and received his law degree from the University of Hawaii.