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    Campus Speech Codes

    Educators, lawyers and free speech advocates talked about college and university standards for contentious political speech and hate speech, and to what extent such speech should be…

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    Dutch and English Influence on the Constitution

    Mau VanDuren talked about his book Many Heads and Many Hands: James Madison’s Search for a More Perfect Union, in which heargues that American constitutional values, such as freedom…

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    Birchfield v. North Dakota Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Birchfield v. North Dakota. The case concerns whether, in the absence of a warrant, a state may make it illegal for a driver to refuse to take a…

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    United States v. Texas Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in United States v. Texas, a case concerning President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. In November 2014 President Obama initiated…

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    Q&A with Mary Sarah Bilder

    Boston College Law School Professor Mary Sarah Bilder talked about her book, Madison’s Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention, in which she examines the notes James Madison took…

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    Interpreting the U.S. Constitution

    Jack Rakove talked about different approaches to interpreting the U.S. Constitution. He is the author of several books, including Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of…

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    Betterman v. Montana Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Betterman v. Montana , which concerns whether the constitutional right to a speedy trial applies to the sentencing phase of a criminal prosecution.…

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    Bill of Rights Creation and Ratification

    Historians and authors talked about the state of the new nation after the U.S. constitution’s ratification and the debate over adding a Bill of Rights. They also spoke about how…

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    Book Discussion on Lessons in Censorship

    Professor Catherine Ross talked about her book Lessons in Censorship: How Schools and Courts Subvert Students' First Amendment Rights, in which she examines the free speech rights of…

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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Lochner v. New York

    Randy Barnett and Paul Kens talked about the 1905 U.S. Supreme Court case Lochner v. New York in which the court voted 5-4 to strike down a state law restricting the number of hours that a…

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    Luis v. United States Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Luis v. United States. The case concerns the government’s ability to freeze a defendant’s assets, even those unrelated to criminal…

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    Senator Mike Lee on Congressional and Executive Power

    Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) explained why he blames Congress and not the executive branch for the increased use of executive power. Senator Lee also shared his plan to help Congress to…

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    Judicial Review and the Constitution

    George Will talked about judicial review and the Constitution, and President Lincoln’s opinions on the subject.

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    Pentagon's Use of Spy Drones in U.S.

    Christopher Anders talked about a report detailing the Defense Department’s use of unmanned aerial vehicles in the U.S., as well as the privacy and legal implications of drone use.…

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    Use of Executive Power

    Experts on constitutionalism as well as executive and legislative power talked about the constitutional role of Congress and the use of executive power in contemporary government. Topics…

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    Williams v. Pennsylvania Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Williams v. Pennsylvania. The case concerns when judges must step down from hearing issues before them. Terrance Williams challenged his death…

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    Constitution and Bill of Rights Debate

    Richard Brookhiser talked about the Constitutional Convention and the debate over whether to include a bill of rights in the founding document.

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    Encryption Technology

    Eli Dourado talked about privacy, national security and encryption technology following the FBI’s demand that Apple assist in unlocking an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino…

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    Smartphone Encryption

    Panelists talked about encryption technology, privacy, and national security. said public involvement. One of the panelists, Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA), said public…

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    Utah v. Strieff Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Utah v. Strieff, a case questioning whether incriminating evidence can be used against a defendant if it was discovered in the course of an illegal…

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