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    Pres. Reagan Addresses Federalist Society

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    Same-Sex Marriage Debate

    Sherif Girgis and Andrew Koppelman debated same-sex marriage. Mr. Sherif argued against same-sex marriage, saying the issue was not about equality but rather what marriage is and…

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    225th Anniversary of the U.S. Constitution

    In celebration of the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, Justice Clarence Thomas and Yale Law School Professor Akhil Amar discussed the Constitution’s past, present, and…

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    Constitutionality of the 2010 Health Care Law

    Panelists discussed the constitutionality of the individual insurance mandate in the 2010 health care law. They also talked about several cases scheduled to be heard by the Supreme…

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    Recess Appointments Debate

    Law professors debated the constitutionality of President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012. The Supreme Court hears oral arguments in…

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    Western Democracies and Islamic Fundamentalism

    Mark Steyn spoke about the erosion of free speech rights in Western culture and the desire for security contributing to decreased liberty. Following his remarks, Mr. Steyn…

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    Supreme Court Term Preview

    Legal experts previewed the 2012-13 Supreme Court term.
    Some of the cases included affirmative action at universities, human rights abuses overseas, national security, and privacy issues,…

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    Book Discussion on Dumbing Down the Courts

    John Lott talked about his book, Dumbing Down the Courts: How Politics Keeps the Smartest Judges Off the Bench, in which he argues that partisan politicians don’t like to nominate…

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    Government and Wealth Redistribution

    Panelists talked about government and wealth redistribution. They responded to questions from audience members following their remarks.
    This program was part of the Federalist Society…

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    Justice Thomas on the Supreme Court

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas talked about his career. He credited Justice Antonin Scalia with helping him adjust to being a Supreme Court justice, and called himself…

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    Constitutional Issues

    Justices Antonin Scalia and Stephen Breyer gave their views on the Constitution. They talked about the meaning of justice and interpreting the law, and they described many examples of…

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    Congressional Republican Agenda

    Senator-elect Mike Lee (R-UT) and Representative Mike Pence (R-IN) gave keynote addresses at the 2010 Federalist Society annual convention. Mr. Lee talked about his ambitions as a…

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    Technology Regulation

    Panelists talked about issues related to regulating technology and innovation. Topics included two congressional bills intended to stop Internet piracy, the Food and Drug…

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    Book Discussion on Saving Justice

    Frank Easterbrook, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, talked about the late Robert Bork’s last book, Saving Justice: Watergate, the Saturday Night Massacre, and…

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    The Vioxx Settlement

    A panel discussion was held about the settlement Merck made with users of its pain reliever Vioxx, which it withdrew from the market in 2004 because of new studies showing increased…

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    Supreme Court 2013-14 Term Preview

    Attorneys and legal experts previewed the 2013-14 Supreme Court term. Topics included cases involvingaffirmative action, campaign finance, and the First Amendment. 

    Speakers:…

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    Judge Dennis Jacobs Remarks

    Judge Dennis Jacobs spoke about national security law and the U.S. Constitution. He also focused on the practice of law, the role of lawyers, and national security policy.

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    Judicial Activism vs. Judicial Restraint

    Participants spoke on the topic, gJudicial Activism vs. Judicial Restraint: Is the Alito Supreme Court Nomination Sharpening the Debate? h Among the topics they addressed were…

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    Chief Justice Speech

    Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the seventh annual Barbara Olson Lecture. He talked about the legacy of President James Madison who was considered the father of the U.S.…

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    Senator-Elect Ted Cruz at the Federalist Society

    Texas Senator-Elect Ted Cruz (R) discussed the results of the 2012 elections and statements made during the campaigns. He said Republicans lost because they never made an argument…

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