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    Surveillance Oversight

    Panelists talked about the process and challenges of overseeing federal surveillance operations.  br/ This program was part of a Cato Institute forum on issues of national security,…

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    Limiting Surveillance

    Panelists gave their perspectives for curtailing government surveillance practices. Among the topics covered were FBI Director James Comey’s problems with advances in encryption…

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    Eric Schmidt on Surveillance and National Security

    Eric Schmidt was interviewed by Craig Timberg at a Cato Institute day-long forum on issues of national security, law enforcement, and civil liberties. He talked about a range of areas,…

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    Domestic Surveillance

    Panelists talked about the challenges of using surveillance during the course domestic law enforcement. Topics included mobile phone tracking and encryption, as well as gathering…

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    Representative Thomas Massie on Surveillance and National Security

    Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) delivered opening remarks at a Cato Institute day-long forum on issues of national security, law enforcement, and civil liberties. He talked about a…

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    Conversation with Edward Snowden

    Former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden spoke by satellite with Julia Angwin and Julian Sanchez. . He reflected on the impact of the NSA disclosures and…

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    Free Speech

    First Amendment law experts talked about One, Inc. v. Olesen*, a landmark free speech case, and its long-standing effect on later obscenity rulings. Among the topics they discusses…

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    Alternatives to the Affordable Care Act

    Panelists talked about the possible scenarios if the Supreme Court were to strike down the tax subsidies portion of the Affordable Care Act. br/ “What Do the "Halbig” Cases Mean…

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    Scott Pruitt on the Affordable Care Act

    Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt talked about Oklahoma’s lawsuit challenging the tax credits and subsidies in the federal-run health care exchanges, Halbig v. Burwell…

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    Challenges to the Affordable Care Act

    Panelists talked about court cases challenging the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) interpretation of the Affordable Care Act, principally in extending subsidies to federal health…

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    Police Body Cameras and Recording Misconduct

    Civil rights advocates and criminal justice scholars talked about the potential benefits and drawbacks to capturing police activity on camera, including technical and legal…

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    Self-Driving Vehicles

    Regulatory experts from the Cato Institute and other free market think tanks talked the future of self-driving vehicles and their regulation in the United States. Following their…

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    Presidential Authority to Use Military Force

    Foreign policy analysts talked about the legality of U.S. airstrikes against ISIL* militants in Iraq and Syria without a declaration of war by Congress. Topics included executive power…

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    Public Opinion and War

    Political scientists and academic lecturers talked about public opinion of war. They discussed past and current conflicts and how politics, casualties, and and the perception of…

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    Corporate Tax Laws

    Panelists talked about potential public policy responses to American companies that engage in corporate tax inversions. A corporate inversion is when a company re-incorporates abroad…

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    Wikipedia and Congress

    The Cato Institute held a discussion on government transparency and Wikipedia’s potential to provide information about pending legislation. The panelists described their efforts…

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    Affordable Care Act Lawsuits

    Legal scholars talked about conflicting rulings in two Affordable Care Act cases, King v. Burwell and Halbig v. Burwell. Both cases challenged the IRS’s statutory authority to give…

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    Book Discussion on Licensed to Lie

    Sidney Powell talked about her book, Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice, in which she discusses prosecutorial misconduct and what can be done about…

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    Book Discussion on Unstoppable

    Ralph Nader talked about his book, Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State, in which he calls for an alliance between progressives, conservatives, and…

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    Housing Finance Reform

    Panelists talked about the housing and mortgage finance system. First, Kevin Villani gave a history of the banking and mortgage system in the United States. Then, Mark Calabria…

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