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    50th Anniversary of New York Times v. Sullivan

    Co-authors Lee Levine and Stephen Wermiel talked about their book, The Progeny: Justice William J. Brennan’s Fight to Preserve the Legacy of New York Times v. Sullivan, in which they…

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    Betty Ellerin Interview

    Justice Betty Weinberg Ellerin, who served in the appellate division in New York for 20 years, talked about how the role of the court had changed since the 1960s. Betty Ellerin was the…

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    Pauline Schneider Interview

    Pauline Schneider, the first female African American president of the District of Columbia Bar and the first female partner at the law firm Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe, talked about…

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    Shirley Adelson Siegel Interview

    Former New York Solicitor General Shirley Siegel talked about her life and work, as well as the struggles she faced in the legal profession being both female and Jewish. As the only…

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    Shirley Mount Hufstedler Interview

    Shirley Hufstedler, former Secretary of Education under Jimmy Carter, talked about her life in the legal profession. Mrs. Hufstedler spoke about what it was like being one of the…

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    International Organized Crime and National Security

    Panelists talked about organized crime as a national security threat, including the effects of organized crime on the security of New York City, and what should be done about it. This…

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    Cybersecurity Challenges and National Security

    Panelists talked about the laws and regulations that affect law enforcement’s ability to address the basic problem of cybersecurity. They also talked about solutions government…

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    Race-Based College Admissions Policies

    Panelists discussed the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Fisher v. University of Texas decision that reconsidered racial preferences in college admissions. They talked about how…

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    Stand Your Ground Laws

    Panelists spoke about the effect of “stand your ground” laws on race relations and public safety around the country. Topics included the utility of Stand Your Ground laws…

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    Hillary Clinton at American Bar Association

    At the annual American Bar Association conference, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received the highest award of the ABA, the 2013 ABA Medal, for conspicuous service in the cause…

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    Federal Sentencing and Prison Policy

    Attorney General Eric Holder spoke about federal prision policy at the American Bar Association’s annual meeting. In his remarks he called for major changes in the federal…

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    International Law and Cyber Warfare

    Panelists talked about the origin and process of developing the Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare. Commissioned in 2009 by the NATO Cooperative Cyber…

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    New Technologies, National Security, and the Law

    Andrew Weissmann, general counsel for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, talked about new technologies and the challenges the FBI and other law enforcement agencies face in getting…

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    Terrorism and National Security Law

    Lisa Monaco talked about prosecuting terrorism cases and efforts to coordinate the work of law enforcement and the intelligence community. She also discussed the role of the national…

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    Book Discussion on Patriots Debate

    Co-editor Harvey Rishikof and four other contributors to the book, Patriots Debate, talked about cyberwarfare and the future of military detention programs. Patriots Debate is an…

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    Protecting the Infrastructure

    Suzanne Spaulding talked about strengthening and securing national critical infrastructure against hazards such as extreme weather, cyber- and human-made threats, and physical…

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    International Cybersecurity Threats

    A panel of leading practitioners in industry, government and academia discussed and debated the pressing issues in combating cyberterrorism, a growing threat to individuals, companies and…

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    International Constitutional Systems

    Justices and legal experts spoke about comparative constitutional law in North America and the Middle East, focusing on the U.S., Canada, and Israel. During her remarks Justice…

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    Role of Courts in U.S. Democracy

    Participants talked about the role of courts in democracies. Among the topics they addressed were judicial procedures, judicial elections, separation of powers, and case…

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    U.S.-Canada Relations

    Former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien spoke about relations between the U.S. and Canada at a meeting of the American Bar Association in Toronto. He also focused on his…

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