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    Federal Public Defender Program

    Michael Nachmanoff talked about the Federal Public Defender Program that offers free legal counsel for poor people charged in federal cases. He spoke about how growing caseloads and…

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    Senator Grassley on D.C. Court Nominations

    Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA), the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, spoke in opposition to nominations to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of…

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    Judge Diarmuid O'Scannlain on Judicial Restraint

    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain talked about the Constitution and the rule of law. He focused on the legacy of the Commentaries on the Constitution of…

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    Book Discussion on Dumbing Down the Courts

    John Lott talked about his book, Dumbing Down the Courts: How Politics Keeps the Smartest Judges Off the Bench, in which he argues that partisan politicians don’t like to nominate…

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    Government Shutdown and the Judicial System

    Legal experts spoke about the impact of the government shutdown on the federal judiciary and the U.S. Department of Justice. The forum was sponsored by Democratic members of the House…

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    Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Review

    National security officials and legal experts testified on proposals to reform the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) authorized under the Foreign Intelligence…

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    Representative Steve Cohen on Immigration Policy and FISA Oversight

    Representtive Steve Cohen (D-TN) spoke about various issues before Congress. He also discussed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and a bill he recently introduced that giving…

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    Judicial Nominations

    John Gramlich was interviewed via Skype about President Obama’s three nominees to the Washington, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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    University of California, Berkeley Law School Commencement Address

    Attorney General Eric Holder gave the commencement address in the Hearst Greek Theatre to the 2013 graduating class of the University of California at Berkeley’s School of…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Jay Carney briefed reporters and answered questions. He talked about why the surviving Boston Marathon bomber would be prosecuted in the federal court system rather than as an enemy…

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    Senate Republican Agenda

    Senate Republican leaders briefed reporters on their legislative agendas following the weekly party lunches. Topics included the pace of judicial confirmations and the presidential…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest briefed reporters and answered questions. He defended the administration’s decision to try Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law in a…

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    White House Daily Briefing on Federal Judicial Nominations

    During this portion of the daily White House briefing, Jay Carney urged the Senate to confirm one of President Obama’s nominees, Caitlin Halligan, for the District of Columbia Circuit…

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    Panel on Human Trafficking Prevention and Prosecution

    Officials from various government departments spoke about human trafficking. Panelists agreed that the chief aid in fighting human trafficking is through partnering with other federal…

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    Tony West at Anti-Human Trafficking Symposium

    Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West spoke about human trafficking. He talked about the Justice Department’s efforts to prosecute sex and forced labor cases in U.S.…

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    Book Discussion on Disrobed

    Frederic Block talked about his book, Disrobed: An Inside Look at the Life and Work of a Federal Trial Judge. He was interviewed at the 2012 National Press Club’s 35th annual Book…

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    Book Discussion on Hatred at Home

    Andrew Welsh-Huggins talked about his book about domestic terrorism, Hatred at Home: Al-Qaida on Trial in the American Midwest. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in…

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    Civics Education in Schools

    Retired Justice Sandra Day O Connor testified on her efforts to educate young people in civics through her iCivics organization. Some of the other issues she addressed were state…

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    Mortgage Lawsuits

    Nelson Schwartz talked from New York City about the pending federal lawsuit against several large banks over the quality of mortgage backed securities sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,…

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    Supreme Court Mistakes: Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins

    Professor Sherry delivered her argument for including Erie Railroad v. Tompkins in the “Hall of Shame” as one of the worst United States Supreme Court decisions. The 1938…

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