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    Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar. The case involved campaign finance regulations in judicial races and whether the First Amendment protects…

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    House Abortion Bill

    Lauren French talked about H.R. 36, a Republican-sponsored bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks from the point of conception.

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    Financing Judicial Elections

    Panelists talked about the Supreme Court case Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar. At issue in the case is whether a ban on solicitation of campaign donations by judicial candidates in state…

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    Reed v. Town of Gilbert Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Reed v. Town of Gilbert, on whether a town ordinance limiting the placement of signs, including those posted by a church, violates the free speech…

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    America and the Magna Carta

    Law professors talked about the origins of the Magna Carta and its influence on the U.S. Bill of Rights. br/ This event took place at the Library of Congress, where a 1215 copy of the Magna…

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    Jess Bravin on Same-Sex Marriage Before the Supreme Court

    Jess Bravin was interviewed by telephone about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision the previous day to hear oral argument on same-sex marriage in the spring. He gave an overview of…

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    President Obama Remarks on Consumer Protection and Privacy

    President Obama spoke about cyber threats, identity theft, and consumer privacy. In announcing new protective measures, the president said, “If we’re goign to be connected,…

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    House Reading of U.S. Constitution

    House Republican and Democratic members gathered for a reading of the U.S. Constitution. This was the third consecutive time the House had started a new Congress with a reading of the…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question: “What does freedom of expression mean today?” br/ Susan Ferrechio also spoke by phone about a vote on the Keystone…

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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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    The Obama Administration and Separation of Powers

    Law professors talked about the Obama administration and separation of powers focusing on President Obama’s use of executive orders. They discussed whether the president…

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    Book Discussion on Religious Liberties for Corporations?

    Ilya Shapiro and David Gans talked about their book, Religious Liberties for Corporations? Hobby Lobby, the Affordable Care Act, and the Constitution, in which they debate the issues…

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    Jeffrey Rosen on the National Constitution Center

    Jeffrey Rosen talked about the work of the National Constitution Center, including the opening of a new exhibit and a book fair to celebrate Bill of Rights Day, December 15, 2014.

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    Book Discussion on The Conscience of the Constitution

    Timothy Sandefur and Kermit Roosevelt talked about Mr. Sandefur’s book, The Conscience of the Constitution:The Declaration of Independence and the Right to Liberty, about whether…

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    The Bill of Rights

    Justice Samuel Alito, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and others spoke at the National Constitution Center, which put an original copy of the Bill of Rights on display, along with copies…

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    Use of Presidential Memoranda

    Gregory Korte talked about President Obama’s use of presidential memoranda as a means of executive action. He discussed the frequency of the use of this document by President…

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    Surveillance Oversight

    Panelists talked about the process and challenges of overseeing federal surveillance operations. Panelists included the general counsel for the Director of National Intelligence (DNI)…

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    Gun Rights

    Larry Pratt talked about a Pew Research Center study showing growing public support for gun rights as some lawmakers renewed efforts for stricter gun control measures, including stronger…

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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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    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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