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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on former Supreme Court Justice John Stevens' book in which he proposed “fixing” the Second Amendment by adding five words to…

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    Panel Discussion on Gun Control

    Authors gave various viewpoints on the Second Amendment and gun control. The panel was moderated by Paul Barrett.

    Emily Miller is the author of Emily Gets Her Gun: But Obama Wants to…

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    Proposed Changes to National Security Agency Data Collections

    Ellen Nakashima compared two plans for changing the methods used by the National Security Agency to collect and store data, one from the Obama administration and one from the House…

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    50th Anniversary of New York Times v. Sullivan

    Co-authors Lee Levine and Stephen Wermiel talked about their book, The Progeny: Justice William J. Brennan’s Fight to Preserve the Legacy of New York Times v. Sullivan, in which they…

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    Wood v. Moss Oral Arguments

    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Wood v. Moss. The case involved pleas by two Secret Service agents for “qualified immunity” from a lawsuit claiming that the agents put…

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    Proposed Changes to the National Security Agency

    Julian Sanchez compared President Obama’s proposed plan that would end the National Security Agency’s storage of bulk telephone data to legislation put forth by the House…

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    Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board Hearing, Academics and Advocates Panel

    The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board held a hearing on the section 702 portion of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) that gives the government the authority to…

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    Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Hearing, International Law Issues

    The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board held a hearing on Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that gives the government authority to conduct surveillance…

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    Senator Paul on Government Surveillance and Privacy

    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) talked about about the National Security Agency (NSA) and privacy. He criticized the U.S. intelligence community, saying it was “drunk with power.”…

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    Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board Hearing, Government Officials Panel

    The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board held a hearing on the section 702 portion of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) that gives the government the authority to…

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    Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court

    Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) talked about legislation he introduced to reform Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Court while still protecting national security and individuals'…

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    Supreme Court and Constitutional Law

    Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan spoke to Georgetown University Law Center students about her life and career. This event was part of the Dean’s Lecture to the Graduating Class…

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    Book Discussion on Dragnet Nation

    Julia Angwin talked about her book, Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance, in which she looks at the ways that government, private…

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    Future of Privacy

    Julia Angwin talked about her New York Times opinion piece, “Has Privacy Become a Luxury Good.” In the article she asked if privacy had become a “luxury good” as…

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    Conservative Political Action Conference 2014 Guns Panel

    Conservative politicians and activists talked about guns and their impact on reducing crime. Speakers included former U.S. Representative Sandy Adams (R-FL), a sheriff from Milwaukee,…

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    2014 Conservative Political Action Conference, Wayne LaPierre

    NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre issued a call to action against President Obama and the Democratic agenda at CPAC. He warned about potential restrictions on gun rights…

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    Data Obsession

    Benjamin Blum’s Data Obsession was one of the middle school section second prize-winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam video documentary contest. He was an eighth grader at…

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    Book Discussion on Bong Hits 4 Jesus

    James Foster talked about his book, Bong Hits 4 Jesus: A Perfect Constitutional Storm in Alaska’s Capital, in which he discusses Morse v. Frederick, the Supreme Court case that…

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    Lawsuit Against NSA Surveillance Programs

    Matt Kibbe talked about the class action lawsuit he and Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) against the Obama administration for violating privacy rights through the National Security Agency’s…

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    Government Surveillance Programs

    Members of the presidential Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) testified on the findings of their report on National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance…

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