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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Lochner v. New York

    Randy Barnett and Paul Kens talked about the 1905 U.S. Supreme Court case Lochner v. New York in which the court voted 5-4 to strike down a state law restricting the number of hours that a…

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    Reconstruction Amendments and the Federal Judiciary

    Judges talked about the impact of the Reconstruction Amendments on both legal history and their personal careers in the federal judiciary. They spoke about examples from desegregation…

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    Influence of the Reconstruction Amendments

    Historians and legal scholars discuss the influence of the 13th and 14th Amendments on modern American society. These were ratified during the Reconstruction era and dealt with rights…

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    Scope of the Reconstruction Amendments

    Historians and legal scholars talked about the original intent and scope of the 13th and 14th Amendments. These were ratified during the Reconstruction era and dealt with rights for…

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    U.S. Supreme Court 1873 Slaughterhouse Cases

    Professor Randy Barnett talked about the U.S. Supreme Court Slaughterhouse Cases. In the series of cases, the Supreme Court upheld a monopoly of slaughterhouses in New Orleans to…

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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Roe v. Wade

    Clarke Forsythe and Melissa Murray talked about the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, in which the court ruled 7-2 that women have a constitutional, but not absolute, right to…

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    Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. The case concerns the consideration of race as a factor in the undergraduate admissions…

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    Evenwel v. Abbott Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Evenwel v. Abbott, on the concept of “one person, one vote” and whether states could consider total population or the number of…

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    Supreme Court Landmark Case, Slaughterhouse Cases

    Paul Clement and Michael Ross talked about the 1873 U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Slaughterhouse Cases, in which the court declined 5-4 to broadly apply the Fourteenth Amendment when New…

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    Birthright Citizenship and the 14th Amendment

    James Ho and John Eastman talked about birthright citizenship and varying interpretations of the Fourteenth Amendment.

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    Voting Rights and the 14th Amendment

    Panelists talked about how the end of the Civil War led to the 14th Amendment, which granted citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and eventually the 15th…

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    Supreme Court Ruling Reaction

    Reaction to the Supreme Court’s ruling on several cases, including the Obergefell v. Hodges case on same-sex marriage. The Court ruled 5-4 that the Fourteenth Amendment requires…

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    Supreme Court Oral Argument on State Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Obergefell v. Hodges consolidated with three other same-sex marriage cases. The second question heard was whether the 14th Amendment…

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    Supreme Court Oral Argument on Right to Same-Sex Marriage

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Obergefell v. Hodges consolidated with three other same-sex marriage cases. The first question heard was whether the 14th Amendment…

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    Same-Sex Marriage Oral Arguments Reaction

    Following oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court in the consolidated case of Obergefell v. Hodges, lawyers from both sides and plaintiffs spoke to reporters and answered questions on…

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    Supreme Court Oral Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage

    Brian Brown and Evan Wolfson talked about the implications of Supreme Court oral arguments happening that day in four cases related to same-sex marriage. At issue were two questions:…

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    Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. The case addresses low-income housing and the 1968 Fair…

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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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    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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    Michigan Same-Sex Marriage Oral Argument

    A three-judge panel for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument in April DeBoer, et al. v. Richard Snyder, et al. The case involved a same-sex couple who initially…

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