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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.  br/ This program was part of a Cato Institute forum on issues of national security,…

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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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    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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    Elonis v. United States Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Elonis v. United States. The case involves free speech and criminal threats in the age of the Internet and social media. At issue in the…

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    Use of Executive Action

    Julian Zelizer talked by remote video from New York City about President Obama’s use of executive action since the 2014 election. He talked about the possible effect on his…

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    Cybercrime and the Fourth Amendment

    Panelists talked about cyber information and the Fourth Amendment. Topics included questions such as the protections for e-mails. Judge Posner participated by video conference.…

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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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    State of Academic Freedom

    Anne Neal talked about academic freedom and freedom of speech at colleges and universities. She talked about what she called “commencement dis-invitation season,” when…

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    Evidence Disclosure in Criminal Cases

    Panelists talked about a just-released National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers report outlining ways the judiciary obstructs fair evidence disclosure in criminal cases. "Fair…

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    Department of Homeland Security v. MacLean Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case Department of Homeland Security v. MacLean. At issue was whether whistle-blower protection extends to unauthorized disclosure of…

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    Zivotofsky v. Kerry Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Zivotofsky v. Kerry. The case involves whether Congress has the power to pass a law requiring the State Department to record the birthplace of an…

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    Forgotten Presidents

    Michael Gerhardt talks about his book The Forgotten Presidents: Their Untold Constitutional Legacy, in which he discussed thirteen presidents who are least remembered by Americans, which he…

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    Technology and Sexual Privacy

    The Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee hosted a discussion on sexual privacy concerns and the legal ramifications of hacking private photos. Among the issues the…

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    Glenn Greenwald on Government Surveillance

    Glenn Greenwald spoke about privacy, security, and government surveillance to an audience in Ottawa, Canada. His speech came shortly after the shooting of a Canadian soldier near…

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    Citizen Rights and Constitutional Protections

    Steve Silverman talked about citizen protections in dealing with the criminal justice system, especially when dealing with encounters, apprehensions, and stops by the police.

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    Constitutional Law and Judicial Restraint

    Judge Janice Rogers Brown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia delivered the seventh Joseph Story Distinguished Lecture at the Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese…

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    Government Transparency

    Panelists talked about government information gathering and transparency. Topics included National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, and…

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