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    Detroit Mayoral Inauguration

    Former City Council President Ken Cockrel, Jr., was formally sworn in as mayor of Detroit in a ceremony held in the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center. He had taken the oath of office…

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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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    Detroit Mayoral Inauguration

    An inauguration ceremony was held for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick at the Fox Theater. Judges Damon Keith and Karen Fort Hood administered the oath of office. Following remarks…

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    Rosa Parks Funeral Service

    Past and present elected officials, Congressional Black Caucus members, civil rights leaders, noted clergy, and other dignitaries attended the funeral of Rosa Parks, who died October 24,…

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    Rosa Parks Memorial Service

    Following a period during which Ms. Parks was honored by lying in repose in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, a memorial service was held to honor her life and legacy prior to her funeral…

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    Operations in Iraq

    Senator Levin spoke about the war in Iraq, the Bush administration’s approach to operations in Iraq, and the current security situation in the country. Following his remarks he…

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    Judicial Independence

    The panelists discussed judicial independence and how it is decreasing in the judicial process. They focused on the institutional hostility for independent judiciaries and if politics…

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    Distinguished Service Award

    Justice Thomas paid tribute to Judge Keith’s distinguished career. After receiving a Distinguished Service Award, Judge Keith made some remarks about minorities in the judiciary.

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    Supreme Court Justice Speech

    In his speech to black attorneys, Justice Thomas answered criticisms of some of his Supreme Court decisions by asserting his right to think for himself. He said he has no intention of…

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    Plessy v. Ferguson Re-Argument

    Distinguished jurists heard a re-argument of Plessy v. Ferguson, the 1896 Supreme Court case in which the Court found that Louisiana did not discriminate against Homer A. Plessy when it…

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    Historical Perspective on the Bill of Rights

    The Judicial Conference of the U.S. and the Committee on the Bicentennial of the Constitution sponsored a forum on the Bill of Rights, focusing on contrasting the perspectives of the…

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