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    Shooting from the Lip: Book Party

    A book party was held at the Jefferson Hotel for the publication of Shooting from the Lip: The Life of Senator Al Simpson, written by Donald Hardy. Senator Simpson was shown mingling…

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    Life in the Federal Judiciary

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg addressed the 2010 Tenth Circuit Bench and Bar Conference. She read a speech that was originally to have been delivered by her late husband who died of…

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    Caperton v. Massey Coal and the Recusal of State Court Judges

    Panelists talked about the impact of Caperton v. Massey Coal on the recusal of state judges. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June 2009 on circumstances under which judges should recuse…

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    Shaping the Modern Supreme Court

    Panelists talked about the modern history of the Supreme Court and the creation and use of labeling techniques for justices during the nomination phase, “judicial activism”…

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    First Amendment Award

    Three women journalists talked about freedom of the press, the journalism industry, and the practice of journalism as a profession. The also talked about public access to information,…

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    The Supreme Court

    Students from the University of Denver, Pace University in New York City, and George Mason University in Washington, D.C., participated by broadband feed in a distance learning class.  …

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    Book Discussion on The Pundit Whodunit

    The 14th Annual Arena Stage Benefit for Community Engagement was a one-night-only performance of the original crime-solving comedy, The Pundit Whodunit: The Case of the Political Puzzle,…

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    Nominations of Harriet Myers and Samuel Alito

    Panelists at a day-long conference on Supreme Court issues hosted by the Shorenstein Center talked about the nominations of Harriet Myers and Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court. Among…

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    Judicial Independence

    On October 17, 2005, a symposium titled “Bench Press: The Collision of Media, Politics, Public Pressure, and an Independent Judiciary” was held at the JW Marriott…

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    Roberts Confirmation Hearing Reactions

    Ms. Totenberg discussed upcoming events for the Senate confirmation hearings of United States Supreme Court nomination of Judge John Roberts. She said that Judge Roberts would…

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    Civil Liberties and Security

    Commissioners Ben-Veniste and Fielding held a two-part discussion on the balance between liberty and security in the post-September 11 world, including progress on recommendations in the…

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    Future Federal Judicial Nominations

    Mr. Dellinger moderated a panel discussion about the future of the U.S. Supreme Court. The panelists discussed the impact of the 2004 election on the Supreme Court, the potential…

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    Role and Responsibilities of Executive Branch

    At a symposium titled, “Selecting Federal Court of Appeals and District Court Judges,” participants talked about the executive role in nominating and selecting federal court…

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    Challenges for the Federal Judiciary

    This panel of respected legal minds, which was moderated by Dean Sullivan, discussed the question of technology and its br/ appropriate use in court rooms. Widespread disagreement…

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    1999 Awards Dinner

    Speakers discussed the peculiarities of practicing law as a woman, and introduced the awardees honored at the dinner. Attorney General Reno praised Delegate Norton for her tenacity and…

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    Presidential Impeachment

    Ms. Totenberg discussed the politics surrounding the upcomming impeachment inquiry of President Clinton. She said that the process had been deeply paritsan and that this…

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    Media and Privacy: How Far Is Too Far?

    Mr. Gottesman moderated this discussion on the proper boundary between privacy and the press role as a watchdog over the public interest. The debate centered on a hypothetical…

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    Book Discussion on Bradwell v. Illinois

    The Georgetown Law Center held a moot court to retry the case, Bradwell v. Illinois, which was argued on January 18, 1873. The case dealt with the denial of a law license to Myra Bradwell…

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    To Recuse or Not to Recuse

    Professor Nesson moderated this discussion on the problem of conflicts of interest and impartiality in judicial proceedings. They examined the reasons why judges should decide to…

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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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