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"Historical Trial: The Twinkie Defense - The Trial of Dan White for the Murders of Harvey Milk and George Moscone"

  • 09 Aug 2013
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Room 2006, 2nd Floor, Moscone Center West
Friday, August 9, 2013
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Room 2006, 2nd Floor, Moscone Center West

Event Description:
On November 27, 1978, the nation's first openly gay elected official, San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk, and Mayor George Moscone were shot to death in City Hall by former city supervisor Dan White. In White's murder trial, the defense team successfully argued diminished capacity based in part upon his junk food diet. Was this right, or should White have been convicted of murder? Join the prosecution or defense team, and argue the case yourself, with help from leading trial lawyers Vincent Chang and Garrick Lew, Judge William Kelly, and trial consultants David Weinberg and Dr. Darlene Shelton.

Primary Sponsor:
Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division

Primary Sponsor Chair:
Benes Z Aldana, Chair, APO, AE

Speakers: Vincent Chang, New York, New York; Honorable William Kelly, Kentwood, Michigan; Garrick Lew, San Francisco, California; Darlene Shelton, Guilford, Connecticut; David Weinberg, Guilford, Connecticut

Additional Sponsors:
Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section
Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division
Section of Litigation
Young Lawyers Division
Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Ticket Price:
Ticket Price: $90, Judges: $35, Govt Atty: $35, Young Lawyers: $90, Law Students: $0, Solo Practitioners: $35

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