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    Immigration System and the Hispanic Community

    Legal advocates talked about the impact of the U.S. immigration system on the Hispanic community. Topics included the status of immigration reform legislation; the effects of…

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    Legal Representation for Hispanic Immigrants

    Hispanic legal advocates talked about difficulties related to providing undocumented immigrants with effective representation. Among the issues they examined were people offering…

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    Stephanie Schriock on Women in Politics

    Stephanie Schriock talked about the challenges related to women running for and getting elected to public office. She detailed the history EMILY’s List, which was formed because…

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    Discussion on Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum

    American University’s College of Law hosted a discussion and debate of Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum after the U.S. Supreme Court reheard the case.

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    Federal Control of Executive Pay

    Kenneth Feinberg talked about the role of the federal government in executive pay. He had been appointed as a special administrator to oversee executive compensation of financial firms…

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    Gender and Justice

    Linda Greenhouse spoke about gender and justice. Among the topics she addressed were the history of women in the judiciary and the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S.…

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    The Future of Military Commissions

    The panel focused on the implication of President Obama’s election on military commissions, specifically the tribunals for Guantanamo Bay detainees. They said that the…

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    Military Commission Discovery Issues

    A panel discussion was held on discovery and evidentiary issues of military commissions. They talked about the tribunals of Guantanamo Bay detainees as a case study in explaining the…

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    U.S. Information Policy

    Gary Stern, general counsel of the National Archives, spoke on the Obama Administration’s new rules on classified information. The President has said his administration will…

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    Overview of Military Commissions

    After welcoming remarks, panelists gave an overview of military commission operations and practices. Among the topics they addressed were the rules and precedents for conducting…

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    Military Commission Jurisdictional Issues

    A panel discussion was held on jurisdictional issues of military commissions. Topics included why military commissions exist, who can be tried under the military commission process,…

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    Enforcing International Criminal Law

    Canadian Judge Philippe Kirsch talked about the topic, “The Role of the International Criminal Court in Enforcing International Criminal Law.” He explained that the ICC is an…

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    European Court of Human Rights

    After an introduction by Justice Breyer, Judge Wildhaber spoke on the present and future of the European Court of Human Rights. Topics included controlling countries that deny human…

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    National Security and the First Amendment

    As part of a forum titled, “Professional Issues in National Security,” the panelists discussed national security, censorship, and the First Amendment. Topics included leaks…

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    The Pledge of Allegiance

    Professors Destro and Wermiel debated the constitutionality of the phrase, “One nation under God,” in the Pledge of Allegiance. Professor Niles served as…

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    U.S. Intelligence Reform

    Moderated by Mr. Marcus, experts in intelligence and counter-terrorism policy talked about the September 11 Commission Report and the 2004 changes enacted by Congress in the…

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    Classification of Non-State Fighters

    “The Geneva Conventions and the Rules of War in the Post 9-11 and Iraq World” conference panel titled, “Classification of Non-State Fighters,” examined the…

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    Private Contractors in 21st Century War

    “The Geneva Conventions and the Rules of War in the Post 9-11 and Iraq World” conference panel titled, “Role of Private Contractors in 21st Century War,” examined…

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    Protecting Civilians During Hostilities

    “The Geneva Conventions and the Rules of War in the Post 9-11 and Iraq World” conference panel titled, “Protection of Civilians from the Effects of Hostilities,”…

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    Secret Tribunals

    “The Geneva Conventions and the Rules of War in the Post 9-11 and Iraq World” conference panel titled, “Legal Questions Surrounding Indefinite Holding and Tribunals of…

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