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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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    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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    225th Anniversary of the U.S. Constitution

    In celebration of the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, Justice Clarence Thomas and Yale Law School Professor Akhil Amar discussed the Constitution’s past, present, and…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Writs of Assistance

    Attorneys, legal scholars and a Supreme Court Justice participated in a forum entitled, “The History and Legacy of Writs of Assistance,” during a meeting of the American Bar…

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    Criminal Law and Procedure

    Law professors and Supreme Court correspondents previewed the 1999 U.S. Supreme Court term, focusing on a few cases of criminal law and criminal procedure.

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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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    General Principles of the Judiciary Act

    The participants talked about the general principles, as well as the legal and constitutional implications of the Judiciary Act of 1789. They also responded to questions from members of the…

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    Impeachment Process for Federal Judges

    Legal scholars spoke in a forum on the impeachment and discipline process for federal judges, in which the regulations involving the removal of federal judges for misconduct in their…

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    Mitchell v. Helms

    Supreme Court scholars and journalists participated in a moot court argument regarding the case Mitchell vs. Helms, which the Supreme Court heard on December 1, 1999. The case focused…

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