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    Constitutional Limits of Executive Power

    The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing titled “Executive Power and Its Constitutional Limitations” to examine legal and legislative responses to allegations of misconduct…

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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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    Kagan Confirmation Hearing, Day 4

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held its fourth day of hearings on the appointment of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the retirement of Justice John Paul…

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    Judicial Activism vs. Judicial Restraint

    Participants spoke on the topic, gJudicial Activism vs. Judicial Restraint: Is the Alito Supreme Court Nomination Sharpening the Debate? h Among the topics they addressed were…

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    Historical Impeachment Review, Pt. 1

    The subcommittee heard opening statements from legal experts and historians on the interpretation and history of impeachment in the U.S. During his statement, subcommittee member…

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    Historical Impeachment Review, Pt. 2

    Subcommittee members questioned legal experts and historians about the history and interpretation of impeachment.

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    Legal Issues Panel

    Stephen Presser interviewed two authors about their books on legal issues. Jan Crawford Greenburg is the author of Supreme Conflict: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Control of the…

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    Philadelphia Police Preparations

    Officials spoke to reporters about police preparations for demonstrations during the Republican National Convention. They spoke about authorized and unauthorized marches, the potential…

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    Judiciary and Taxation

    The subcommittee examined legislation that would prevent courts from imposing or raising taxes. The hearing followed a 1990 Supreme Court decision upholding a property tax increase…

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    Can the State Mandate Child Health Care?

    The panelists discussed whether or not the state has the right or responsibility to ensure that a child receives standard medical care, even if parents refuse such care. The law…

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