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    Scalia Confirmation Hearing Day 2

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    Separation of Powers in the Constitution

    It is generally agreed by all of the panelists in this roundtable discussion that the separation of powers is important to democracy. Scalia argues that this system prevents any one…

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    Buckley v. Valeo Revisited

    Participants discussed the 1976 Supreme Court decision, Buckley v. Valeo, which upheld legislation limiting contributions to $1000 contribution for candidates in federal elections, and how…

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    Philosophy and History of First Amendment

    The Federal Communications Bar Association, a group of attorneys specializing in communications law, sponsored a forum investigating the role and applications of the First Amendment…

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    Justice Breyer Swearing-in Ceremony

    Associate Justice Scalia swore in Justice Stephen Breyer during a White House ceremony. Vice president Gore spoke for the president who was in Minneapolis advocating his crime…

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    Washington: Publication Party

    A party was held to celebrate the posthumous publication of Meg Greenfield’s book Washington, published by PublicAffairs. Meg Greenfield was a Pulitzer Prize winning editorial…

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    Supreme Court Nominee Announcement

    Speaking from the White House Rose Garden today, President Clinton asked that the Senate consider and promptly confirm the nomination of Judge Stephen Breyer as the 108th justice of the…

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    Constitutional Structure of U.S. Government

    Mr. Cutler was personal counsel to Presidents Carter and Clinton and
    founded the Committee on the Constitutional System. He is concerned
    with the Executive Branch-Congress…

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    Bork Nomination Day 8, Part 3

    Mr. Cutler, a former White House Counsel in the Carter administration, testified in support of the nomination. Cutler described Judge Bork as moderate conservative rather than…

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    Continuity of Government

    Commission members talked about proposals to ensure the continuity of government following a catastrophic event which left the government inoperable. Among the issues they addressed…

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    Continuity of Government after Attacks, Part 1

    At a meeting of the Continuity of Government Commission formed by the American Enterprise Institute and Brookings institution, participants talked about the continuity of government…

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    Reargument of Buckley v. Valeo

    Mr. Lacovara and Mr. Cutler argued a hypothetical case in which the Federal Election Commission wishes to reverse the 1975 Supreme Court campaign spending case, Buckley v. Valeo.…

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    Constitutional Role of Russian Legislature

    Several legal scholars from the U.S. and Russia spoke at a forum during the first day of a four day symposium entitled, “Governing Russia: Developing a Constitution for a Democratic…

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    Rule for H. Res. 155, Question Period

    Members heard testimony on a proposal to implement a British House of Commons style question period in the U.S. Congress. This would be a time in which members of the president’s…

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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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    Legal Profession in the 21st Century

    Judges, lawyers, and law professors spoke about the future of the legal profession, and challenges facing it as the 20th century draws to a close.

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    Justice Blackmun Retirement Announcement

    President Clinton advised the media that he has received Justice Blackmun’s letter announcing his intention to step down from the Supreme Court. "During his 24 years on our…

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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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    Continuity of Government Report

    Members of the Continuity of Government Commission issued a report on maintaining government stability following potential terrorist attacks or catastrophic event. Following their…

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    Washington Journal: Sunday

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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