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    Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard a second oral argument in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, on the reach of a 1789 law, the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), that seeks to impose liability in U.S.…

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    Presidents and the Constitution

    Walter Dellinger moderated a panel of legal scholars who talked about the issue of presidential obligation to follow the law. Among the topics of discussion were the role of the…

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    Supreme Court 2008-2009 Term Review

    Professor Kathleen Sullivan talked about important cases from the recent Supreme Court term.  This was the 9:00 a.m. PT Ninth Circuit Judges Education Program held July 20, 2009, as…

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    The Roberts Court

    Panelists discussed the Roberts Court, shifts in the U.S. Supreme Court, and the role of Justice Kennedy as the swing vote. They responded to questions from members of the audience. …

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    Judicial Independence

    Mr. DeGioia and Mr. Traynor gave opening remarks at a conference titled “Fair and Independent Courts: A Conference on the State of the Judiciary.” Former Supreme Court…

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    Constitutional Issues

    Judge Martin and others addressed the national convention of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy on the topic, “Law or Politics: Is There a Progressive…

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    Supreme Court Term Review

    Law professors discussed the major cases of the 1997-98 U.S. Supreme Court term. They reviewed some of the major decisions of the term and also tried to interpret the opinions of the…

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    Lizzie Borden Moot Court

    This moot court concerned the case of Lizzie Borden, who in 1892 was accused of murdering her father and stepmother in Fall River, MA. She was later acquitted of the murders. This…

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    Political Money and Freedom of Speech

    Professor Sullivan delivered the 1997 Barrett Lecture on constitutional issues. She talked about the large volume of money spent on the 1996 elections, questionable fund-raising…

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    Effect of Republican Contract with America

    Law professors talked about the U.S. Constitution in relation to the Republican Contract with America. They covered topics such as the capital economy, big government and the Balanced…

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    Supreme Court Term Review

    The panelists reviewed the significant cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court during the 1993-94 term and the impact of the newer justices, including Justice Ginsburg, on the Supreme Court.

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    Breyer Confirmation Hearing Day 4 Part 2

    This was the fourth day of Judge Breyer’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Committee members heard testimony from 21 witnesses for and against his confirmation. In this…

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    Breyer Confirmation Hearing Day 4 Part 1

    This was the fourth day of Judge Breyer’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Committee members heard testimony from 21 witness for and against his confirmation. In this…

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