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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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    Wagner v. FEC Oral Argument

    The District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument in Wagner v. FEC. The case concerns three independent contractors with various federal agencies who argued that the ban…

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    Judicial Independence and Politics

    Senior judges talked about the challenge of maintaining their independence when judges are increasingly subjected to partisan election campaigns. Speakers included one of the Florida…

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    Senator Rand Paul on Barron Judicial Nomination

    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke on the Senate floor against the nomination of David Barron to be a judge for the First Circuit Court. Senator Paul talked about his concerns with…

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    Social Security Disability Fraud, Panel 2

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on fraudulent Social Security disability benefits claims. Attorney Eric Conn was accused of hiring doctors to submit false health assessments and…

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    EPA Investigation of John Beale

    Witnesses testified at a House Oversight Committee hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) investigation of John Beale, the former high-ranking official who has plead…

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    Internal Revenue Service Scrutiny of Non-Profit Groups, Part 1

    Top Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Treasury Department officials testified about practices and culture within the IRS, as well as revelations that the IRS had inappropriately…

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    Fungal Meningitis Outbreak, Pharmaceutical Panel

    Barry Cadden invoked his Fifth Amendment rights and would not testify at a hearing on the meningitis outbreak earlier in 2012 that was linked to 32 deaths in 19 states, and sickened 440…

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    Due Process and Internment Camps

    Terumi Rafferty-Osaki talked about the Due Process Clause of the 5th Amendment and Japanese-American internment camps. He discussed the history of the camps and how they came into…

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    The Constitution and the Camps

    Matthew Shimura’s video, The Constitution and the Camps: Due Process and the Japanese-American Internment, was the grand prize winner in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam…

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    Simon Yeo StudentCam Interview

    Simon Yeo and Tucker Hemphill’s were interviewed about their video, Due Process in the Digital Age. The film was one of the middle school section third prize winners in C-SPAN…

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    Salmonella Egg Recall and Food Safety

    Two women who contracted salmonella from tainted eggs testified before the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. A Food and Drug…

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    Management of Arlington National Cemetery, Management Panel

    Witnesses testified about mismanagement at Arlington National Cemetery. According to an Army report, as many as 6,600 graves were misidentified, improperly marked, or indicated…

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    White House Dinner Security Breach

    Michaele and Tareq Salahi testified on their attendance at a White House State Dinner on November 24, 2009. The Salahis, who were uninvited to the dinner, invoked their Fifth Amendment…

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    First Amendment Issues

    Judge Janice Rogers Brown spoke about the future of the First Amendment. She remarked on parallels between the economic marketplace and the marketplace of ideas and therefore how the…

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    Dismissal of U.S. Attorneys

    Ms. Goodling testified about her knowledge of plans to dismiss several U.S. attorneys at the Justice Department, the role the White House might have played in the decision, and her…

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    Hewlett-Packard Investigation

    The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on pretexting and methods used by company officials at Hewlett-Packard to uncover leaks about…

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    Financial Collapse of HealthSouth

    The subcommittee heard testimony about the financial collapse of HealthSouth, the largest U.S. provider of outpatient rehabilitation services. Mr. Scrushy refused to testify,…

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    Ephedra Dietary Supplement Day 1 Part 2

    Witnesses testified about the safety and adverse side effects of the dietary supplement Ephedra. They also talked about the distribution and marketing of the supplement, as well as…

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    Financial Institutions and Enron Collapse, Day 2

    Mr. Martin testified about accounting and consulting practices at Merrill Lynch as they related to the Enron financial collapse. Mr. Tilney and Mr. Furst appeared at the…

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