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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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    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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    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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    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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    Ames Moot Court: Obscenity on Bulletin Boards

    In the final round of the 84th annual Ames Moot Court competition at Harvard Law School, students argued the case Richard Smith v. the United States. It deals with the issue of regulating…

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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 Moot Court

    Harvard Law School held its annual moot court competition. Students argued the case of League of Women Voters v. Murphy, which focused on the constitutionality of voter initiatives in…

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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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    Ames Moot Court Competition

    Students from the Harvard Law School argued on whether federal sentencing guidelines are constitutional.

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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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    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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    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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    Constitutional Amendment Process

    Professors and law scholars debated how often and under what circumstances the Constitution should be amended. The panelists gave opening statements and then debated the various…

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    False Claims Act

    The 78th annual Ames Moot Court Competition is presided over by a panel of judges including 1961 Harvard Law school graduate Kennedy. The fictional case argued by teams of students is…

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    Sexual Consent

    The final round Ames Moot Court Competition was judged by prominent judges and Justice Souter. The case being argued concerned a judge’s instructions in a rape trauma syndrome…

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    1991 Puerto Rico Plebiscite

    Puerto Rican voters go to the polls in 1991 to decide if the island territory should retain its present status or petition to become a state in the United States.

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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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    History and Future of Islamic Law

    The former Saudi representative to the Organization of Petroleum
    Exporting Countries, Sheikh Ahmed Yamani, discussed the history of Islamic law and how he imagined it would develop in the…

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    Individual versus Societal Rights

    Sessions, the main speaker, discusses how the FBI protects civil rights even when it is using “sensitive techniques.” By this term, he refers to the use of informanats, court…

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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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