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    Debate on War and the Constitution

    John Yoo, author of Point of Attack: Preventive War, International Law, and Global Welfare, and Bruce Fein, author of Constitutional Peril: The Life and Death Struggle for Our Constitution…

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    Privacy and NSA Wiretaps

    Panelists talked about privacy issues related to the leaks to the media by former contractor Edward Snowden about National Security Agency surveillance programs. br/ This program was part…

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    Legality of Afghanistan and Iraq Wars

    Panelists debated the legality of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars and actions taken by the George W. Bush and Obama administrations since the start of them. Topics included the the use…

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    The Imperial Presidency

    Authors talked about their books that take a critical look at the U.S.'s role and actions around the world. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Moderator John W.…

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    Rally for the Republic

    A “Rally for the Republic” was held. Representative Ron Paul appeared in several videos. br/ br/ br/ The Rally for the Republic was the kickoff to the Campaign for…

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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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    Distance Learning Class

    Students from the University of Denver and Pace University in New York City participated by broadband feed in a distance learning class.  br/ Bruce Fein spoke to the classes about the…

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    Constitutional Checks and Balances

    Bruce Fein, a former Justice Department official in the Reagan administration, talked about executive branch powers and constitutional checks and balances. The previous day, he and…

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    Presidential Powers

    An alliance of conservatives held a news conference to announce the formation of the American Freedom Agenda, a coalition launched to “defend civil liberties and roll back excessive…

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    Warrantless Wiretapping

    Witnesses testified about H.R. 5825, the Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act. This legislation limits warrantless surveillance to 60 days unless the president goes to Congress to…

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    Presidential Signing Statements

    Members of the American Bar Association Task Force on Presidential Signing Statements and the Separation of Powers Doctrine released a report on the constitutional and legal issues…

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    Federal Marriage Amendment

    A panel progressives and libertarians moderated by Neera Tanden talked about the proposed Federal Marriage Amendment, baring states and the judiciary from legalizing same-sex…

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    Searches of Congressional Offices

    The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the constitutionality of a raid by the Federal Bureau of Investigations on a congressional office while investigating possible…

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    Presidential Censure

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on Senator Feingold’s call to censure President Bush for authorizing domestic surveillance of U.S. citizens and general conduct of…

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    Domestic Surveillance Program

    Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee held a public meeting at which witnesses testified about the Bush administration’s use of domestic surveillance in efforts to…

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    Domestic Electronic Surveillance

    Bruce Fein, a Constitutional attorney, talked about domestic surveillance by the National Security Agency. Mr. Fein, a former Reagan administration official, was to testify at a…

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    Criminalization of Hate Speech

    Mr. Fein talked about his recent op-ed in the Washington Times in which he says that “hate speech” should be criminalized in an effort to fight terrorism. He responded…

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    Future of the Supreme Court

    Legal and political analysts talked about the potential impact of the 2004 presidential election on the makeup of the Supreme Court, future appointments to the federal judiciary, judicial…

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    Arab-American Issues

    Panelists spoke about Arab-American experiences in the U.S. following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. Among the issues they addressed were their experiences with law…

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    Presidential Censure Legal Issues

    Mr. Lichtman and Mr. Fein debated the legal pros and cons of a presidential censure. They responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

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