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    Judge Vaughn Walker on Cameras in the Courtroom

    Judge Vaughn Walker spoke about the history of cameras in the courtroom. He focused on precedents set by the Ninth Circuit over the past 20 years, reaction to several highly publicized…

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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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    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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    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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    Cyber Security

    Richard Clarke spoke about cyber security threats and ways to protect the nation’s computer infrastructures. He also responded to questions from the audience.

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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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    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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    Westmoreland v. CBS Libel Case

    The panelists discussed Westmoreland v. CBS in which General William Westmoreland charged that the producer of a 1982 CBS special, “The Uncounted Enemy: A Vietnam Deception,”…

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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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    Collective Bargaining in Professional Sports

    Executive Directors for professional football and basketball players' labor unions talked about collective bargaining rights in sports. National Basketball Players Association director…

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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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    Antonia Hernandez Oral History Interview

    Antonia Hernandez, president and chief executive officer of the California Community Foundation, talked about her life and career. She served as counsel to the United States Senate…

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    Barbara Babcock Oral History Interview

    Barbara Babcock talked about her life and career. A former assistant attorney general for the Civil Division in the U.S. Department of Justice and the first director of the Public…

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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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    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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    Karen Hastie Williams Oral History Interview

    Karen Hastie Williams talked about her life and career. As a child she spent time in the Virgin Islands when her father was the governor. She was a law clerk for U.S. Supreme…

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    The Pentagon Papers Case - 35 Years Later

    In a forum on communications law, the participants discussed the question, “The Pentagon Papers Case 35 Years Later: How Would the Court Decide Today?” They gave personal…

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    Nuremberg and the Birth of International Law

    Marking the 60th anniversary of the Nuremberg War Crime Trials (1945-1949), Nuremberg prosecutors described in detail the trials, historically the first for crimes against…

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    Counterintelligence Threats

    Joel Brenner talked about the history of U.S. counterintelligence and current counterintelligence threats including Russia, China, and Iran. He also responded to questions from the…

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    Dorothy Nelson Oral History Interview

    Judge Dorothy Nelson talked about her life and career. She was the first female dean of a fully accredited law school, the University of Southern California and later became a judge…

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