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    Teaching Constitutional History

    Explaining the Constitution and encouraging students to have an interest in America’s founding can be difficult for many teachers. Next, radio talk show host Diane Rehm moderates…

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    Andrew Jackson and the Constitution

    Professor Akhil Reed Amar talked about how the presidency of Andrew Jackson transformed the Constitution in ways that still apply. He responded to questions from members of the…

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    Health Care Law Individual Mandate

    Law Professors Akhil Reed Amar and Stephen Presser talked about the constitutionality of the individual mandate provision of the 2010 health care law which required that citizens purchase…

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    Supreme Court Health Care Argument Preview

    Panelists previewed Supreme Court oral arguments on the constitutionality of the 2010 health care law, focusing on its requirement that all Americans buy health insurance. Michael…

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    Supreme Court Mistakes: Plessy v. Ferguson

    Professor Amar delivered his argument for including Plessy v. Ferguson in the “Hall of Shame” as one of the worst United States Supreme Court decisions. The 1896 decision…

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    Women and the White House

    Panelists discussed the influence of women in politics and presidential administrations. They discussed first ladies from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama, conflicting views of…

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    Supreme Court Mistakes: Dred Scott v. Sandford

    Professor Daniel Farber delivered his argument for the case of Dred Scott v. Sandford being the top entrant in the “Hall of Shame” for United States Supreme Court…

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    25th Amendment and Presidential Disability

    Panelists talked about the succession of presidential power in the event of the president’s incapacitation or disability. Among the topics they addressed were past instances of…

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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.…

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    Presidential Succession

    Panelists talked about vulnerabilities and flaws in the current system of U.S. presidential succession, specifically the need for authoritative continuity. Other topics included…

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    Racial Preferences in Higher Education

    A moot court examined the possible debate over exactly who qualifies for racial preferences as America becomes increasingly multiracial. Two law professors, Charles Ogletree and…

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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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    First Year of the Roberts Court

    In a portion of a symposium reviewing the 2005-2006 U.S. Supreme Court term, panelists talked about the new justices on the court, Chief Justice Roberts and Associate Justice Alito, and the…

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    2003-2004 Supreme Court Term

    Panelists discussed cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court during its 2003-2004 term, including prominent cases involving international law and prisoner detention, the pledge of…

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    Presidential Sucession

    Scholars and Representatives talked about the succession of power in the event of a catastrophic terrorist attack resulting in large numbers of lawmakers and office holders incapacitated or…

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    Presidential Sucession

    Participants talked about presidential succession in the event of a terrorist attack on the U.S. government, as well as the transition of power in Congress should a large number of members…

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    Supreme Court Term Review, Part 2

    In the second half of a two-hour panel, law professors discussed the major cases of the 2002-2003 U.S. Supreme Court term. They reviewed some of the major decisions of the term and…

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    Supreme Court Term Review, Part 1

    In the first half of a two-hour panel, law professors discussed the major cases of the 2002-2003 U.S. Supreme Court term. They reviewed some of the major decisions of the term and also…

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    John Bingham and the 14th Amendment

    On the centennial anniversary of John Bingham, historians and scholars discussed his life and career. The late congressman crafted the 14th Amendment which officially ended…

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