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    Racial Bias in the Legal System

    Legal scholars talked about their book on racial bias and stereotype, for which each of them wrote a chapter. Topics ranged from tax policy and discrimination against Native Americans…

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    2008 Financial Crisis Causes and Consequences

    John Allison spoke to tea party supporters about the causes and consequences of the 2008 financial crisis and ensuing recession. Among the topics he addressed were the impact of…

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    Representative Jim Cooper Remarks on Congress

    Representative Jim Cooper (D-TN) spoke about partisan struggles and dysfunction over the course of several Congresses. Among the topics he addressed were redistricting, lobbying,…

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    Former Justice Souter on the Constitution

    Former Supreme Court Justice David Souter spoke at a Constitution Day celebration at his alma mater, Harvard University. He talked about the document’s modern day relevance, his…

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    Harvard Law School Class Day Address

    U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan delivered the Harvard Law School Class Day Address to the graduating class on Holmes Field in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She was dean of the school…

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    Reconsideration of Dred Scott v. Sandford

    Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer and nine U.S. appeals court judges presided over a moot court reconsideration of Dred Scott v. Sandford. After hearing from lawyers and academics…

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    Book Discussion on Supreme Discomfort

    The co-authors were interviewed by Professor Ogletree about their book, Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas, published by Doubleday. They talked about their reasons…

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    The Role of the Supreme Court in a Democracy

    The president of Israel’s Supreme Court, Aharon Barak, discussed the role of the Supreme Court in a democracy, judicial objectivity, and other legal issues with Harvard law professors…

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    Judicial Issues

    Justice Breyer talked about public service at the “Saturday School Program Lecture,” a program begun in 1988 by Professor Charles Ogletree, Jr., to promote dialogue and provide…

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    Book Discussion on Bad Elements: Chinese Rebels

    Mr. Buruma talked about his book Bad Elements: Chinese Rebels from Los Angeles to Beijing, published by Random House. The book is about Chinese pro-democracy dissidents around the…

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    Our Common Future

    Ted Turner, Vice Chairman of AOL-Time Warner, spoke to students at the Harvard Law School Forum. He talked about his work on reducing nuclear weapons, but also took questions from the…

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    African-Americans in the Legal Profession

    Scholars talked about African-American participation in the legal profession and what the black community should expect from black lawyers. Following their remarks they answered…

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    Book Discussion on Brown v. Board of Education

    Participants paid tribute to litigants in the case of Brown v. Board of Education and awarded them a medal of freedom. Following the medal presentation some of the litigants talked…

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    A Conversation Among Great African Americans

    Portraying African-American historical figures, participants had a conversation about African-American history in order to provide an insight into the current status of African-Americans…

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    Justice Marshall Exhibit Dedication

    Justice Breyer spoke at the opening of a national exhibit honoring the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. He talked about Justice Marshall’s history in the judicial…

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    Appeals Court Issues

    Judge Jones talked about the history of race and the judicial process, and inserted his own experiences and perspectives into the commentary. He focused upon the life and writings of…

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    Supreme Court Issues

    After an introduction by Professor Ogletree, Justice Breyer described how the U.S. Supreme Court selects and decides cases. He also talked about how the Supreme Court justices see…

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    New Politics for the New Millennium

    Mr. Gargan spoke about the Reform Party, its goals an ways to reform the political system. Among the issues he addressed were campaign finance reform, international trade…

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    Women in Law School 45th Anniversary

    Justice Ginsburg reflected on her Harvard Law School experiences. She also discussed the gender discrimination that women encountered in regards to their marital status and how they…

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    Justice Brennan Tribute

    Legal scholars and others gathered to celebrate the constitutional legacy of Justice William Brennan. Assistant Attorney General Lee said that Brennan stressed that a fundamental…

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