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    Religion on Trial

    From FreedomFest 2010 held at Bally’s in Las Vegas, a debate on religion featured authors Dinesh D’Souza (Life After Death) and Steven Landsburg (The Big Questions). The debate…

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    Constitutional Law Moot Court

    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and two federal appeals court judges heard the arguments from a constitutional law moot court. The hypothetical cases involved the…

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    Moot Court Competition

    Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts and Second Circuit Court of Appeals Judges Guido Calabresi and Sonia Sotomayor preside over the George Washington University School of Law…

    3,286 views
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    Judgment at Agincourt

    Supreme Court justices and federal judges participated in a moot court trial on the actions of King Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. The court heard an appeal of a ruling that…

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    Shakespeare: Author or Pseudonym?

    Three U.S. Supreme Court Justices heard a moot court debate over the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays. The mock trial was organized to explore the theory that Edward DeVere, the…

    2,700 views
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    Insanity Trial of Hamlet

    A mock trial was held of the title character of Shakespeare’s Hamlet to determine Hamlet’s mental competency at the time he killed the king’s attendant,…

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    Reconsideration of Dred Scott v. Sandford

    Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer and nine U.S. appeals court judges presided over a moot court reconsideration of Dred Scott v. Sandford. After hearing from lawyers and academics…

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    Re-Trial of Mary Surratt

    The April 1865 plot to assassinate President Lincoln was planned in part at a boarding house owned and operated by Mary Surratt. She was tried by a military tribunal where she was not…

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    Free Market Capitalism on Trial

    A mock trial was held to determine whether free market capitalism caused the 2008 economic meltdown. Jeff Madrick, author of The Case for Big Government acted as the prosecutor against…

    1,226 views
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    The Big Debate: Wall Street on Trial

    Stephen Moore, co-author of Return to Prosperity, and Robert Frank, author of The Darwin Economy, debated the merits of Wall Street. Steve Forbes, Peter Schiff, John Mackey, and George…

    1,023 views
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    Trial of Richard III

    A celebrity panel of justices and law professors heard testimony concerning whether King Richard III murdered or conspired to murder his two nephews, Edward and Richard, in 1483.…

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    Ames Moot Court: Obscenity on Bulletin Boards

    In the final round of the 84th annual Ames Moot Court competition at Harvard Law School, students argued the case Richard Smith v. the United States. It deals with the issue of regulating…

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    Trial of Hamlet

    In a mock trial, the title character of Shakespeare’s Hamlet was tried for the murder of the king’s attendant, Polonius. The purpose of the trial was to determine the…

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    Public Unions, Good or Bad for America?

    Stephen Moore and Thea Lee debated the merits of public sector unions. In a mock trial, Ms. Lee, assisted by Professor Shoemaker, defended against a charge that public service…

    920 views
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    Harvard Moot Court

    Harvard Law School held its annual moot court competition. Students argued the case of League of Women Voters v. Murphy, which focused on the constitutionality of voter initiatives in…

    881 views
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    Plessy v. Ferguson Re-Argument

    Distinguished jurists heard a re-argument of Plessy v. Ferguson, the 1896 Supreme Court case in which the Court found that Louisiana did not discriminate against Homer A. Plessy when it…

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    Unwarranted Search and Seizure

    Justice Kennedy presided over a mock trial on search warrents and unreasonable searches and seizures. It was argued by four Columbia Law School students. U.S. v. Nelson presents…

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    Falwell v. Hustler Magazine Part 1

    Attorneys and law students discussed the Supreme Court case Falwell v. Hustler Magazine. Professor Smolla talked about Rev. Falwell and Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler magazine, and…

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    Moot Court on the Rationing of Health Care

    A moot court hearing was held testing the constitutionality of rationing health care in a hypothetical case of a non-citizen being denied a life-saving vaccine. The case of Obasanjo v.…

    563 views
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    Ames Moot Court Competition

    Students from the Harvard Law School argued on whether federal sentencing guidelines are constitutional.

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