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    Supreme Court 2014 Term Review

    The American Constitution Society hosted a review of the major cases and rulings from the 2014-15 Supreme Court term. The panelists focused on the Court’s landmark rulings on the…

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    Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her former law clerk, current California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu, took part in a discussion on Justice…

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    Supreme Court, Constitution, and Politics

    Attorneys and legal scholars talked about the way the Supreme Court and whether changes should be made. Topics included the court room ban on cameras, the role of clerks, and term…

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    Race and Criminal Justice

    Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) talked about race and the American criminal justice system. Following his remarks, panelists discussed the role of race in law enforcement.

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    Freedom of Speech

    Panelists talked about the differences between liberal and conservative interpretations of freedom of speech. Topics included free speech on college campuses, campaign donation privacy…

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    Same-Sex Marriage Cases Preview

    Constitutional attorneys previewed the same-sex marriage cases the Supreme Court was scheduled to address the following week. Those cases involved whether the 14th Amendment requires…

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    Financing Judicial Campaigns

    Panelists talked about Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar, which affects financing judicial campaigns. The U.S. Supreme Court was scheduled to hear oral argument on January 20, 2015, on…

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    Supreme Court 2013 Term Review

    Constitutional law attorneys reviewed the 2013-14 Supreme Court term. Topics included campaign finance, cell phone searches, and presidential recess appointment powers. The…

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    Judicial Nominations

    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was the keynote speaker at an Alliance for Justice forum on judicial nominations and diversity. She urged President Obama to nominate people to the…

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    Supreme Court 2013-2014 Term Preview

    Constitutional law professors and attorneys talked about the cases on the Supreme Court docket for the 2013-14 term. Issues included affirmative action, presidential recess powers,…

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    Constitutionality of the Senate Filibuster

    Attorney Emmet Bondurant spoke about the Senate filibuster and his views that the practice was unconstitutional. He also talked about his efforts, along with the group Common Cause, to…

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    Legal and Public Policy Implications of the Trayvon Martin Shooting

    Panelists discussed legal and policy issues surrounding the Trayvon Martin shooting.  They explained “stand your ground” laws and why they were created. They also…

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    Justice Ginsburg Remarks

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke about some of the cases heard during the 2011-2012 term, including cases involving strip searches of suspects arrested for minor offenses and Fourth…

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    ACLU in American Life

    Panelists discussed many of the issues on which national debate has been promoted by litigation and public education from the American Civil Liberties Union. Topics included national…

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    Book Discussion on Corporations Are Not People

    Jeffrey Clements argued that the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision was flawed and outlined a plan to reverse it. He also responded to questions. This cocktail…

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    2011-2012 Supreme Court Term Preview

    Constitutional scholars and attorneys previewed the upcoming Supreme Court term. Among the topics they addressed were cases involving Federal Communications Commission decency rules,…

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    Book Discussion on Courage to Dissent

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin talked about her book, Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement (Oxford University Press USA, 2011). Professor Brown-Nagin looks at…

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    Employment Discrimination Class Action Suits

    Attorneys and law professors analyzed the Supreme Court case of Wal-Mart v. Dukes case dealing with alleged employment discrimination against female workers for wage and promotion bias at…

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    Judicial Nominations in 2011

    White House Counsel Robert Bauer spoke about the Obama administration’s judicial nominees and the confirmation process. He noted a number of stalling tactics that Senators had…

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    2007 Arizona Immigration Law

    Lawyers who opposed the 2007 Arizona law that penalized employers for knowingly hiring illegal immigrants and compeled businesses to check the immigration status of employees against…

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