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November 2007

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Russian Supreme Court Justice Tours Federal Judiciary


This fall, the Library of Congress’ Open World program brought together Administrative Office Director James C. Duff, Justice Yuriy Ivanovich Sidorenko of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and Chairman of the Council of Judges of the Russian Federation, and Judge Robert H. Henry (10th Cir.), chair of the Judicial Conference Committee on International Judicial Relations.

The Open World program brings small delegations of leaders from Eurasia to the United States to see American-style democracy in action. While in Washington, DC, Justice Sidorenko met with Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, laid a wreath on the grave of Justice William H. Rehnquist, and met with current and former members of the Judicial Conference International Judicial Relations Committee. After leaving DC, Sidorenko was hosted in Peoria, Illinois, by Judge Michael Mihm (C.D. Ill.), in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, by Henry, and in Las Vegas, Nevada, by Judge Lloyd George (D. Nev.).