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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. br/ One, Inc. v. Olesen involved…

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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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    Internet Privacy and National Security Agency Surveillance

    Representative Ted Poe (R-TX) and other digital privacy advocates talked about federal privacy laws. Representative Poe co-sponsored legislation that would reform the Electronic…

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    Book Discussion on Why Government Fails So Often

    Peter Schuck talked about his book, Why Government Fails So Often: And How It Can Do Better, in which he argues that government is often ineffective due to structural flaws that plague both…

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    Book Discussion on The Undercover Economist Strikes Back

    Financial Times columnist Tim Harford talked about his book, The Undercover Economist Strikes Back: How to Run-or Ruin-an Economy, in which he explains macroeconomics and discusses how it…

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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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    Nuclear Weapons Policy

    Panelist talked about the continuing influence of Soviet Union-era practices on U.S. nuclear weapons policies, and the need for new approaches. The two panelists had recently authored…

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    Book Discussion on Unprecedented

    Josh Blackman talked about his book, Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare, in which he looks at the legal challenge to Affordable Care Act that ended with the Supreme…

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