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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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    Courts and Self-Represented Litigants

    Participants talked about self-represented (pro se) litigants and the challenges they present to the justice system. Among the topics they addressed were the number of pro se litigants…

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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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    Supreme Court 2007-2008 Term Review

    Legal experts representing both progressive and conservative perspectives talked about the Supreme Court’s most noteworthy decisions during the previous term and identified emerging…

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    Germ Warfare and Contagious Diseases

    A panel discussion was held by legal, scientific, and counterterrorism experts on whether certain responses to a major epidemic or biowarfare incident such as forced inoculation, isolation,…

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    Racial Preferences in Higher Education

    A moot court examined the possible debate over exactly who qualifies for racial preferences as America becomes increasingly multiracial. Two law professors, Charles Ogletree and…

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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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    First Amendment and National Security

    Commemorating the 100th Birthday of alumnus and former Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell participants spoke at a symposium titled “The Clash Between the First Amendment and National…

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    Rule of Law in the U.S. and Abroad

    William Neukom, the new president of the American Bar Association, spoke on “Advancing the Rule of Law in the U.S. and Abroad.” In his remarks he spoke about various areas of…

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    Supreme Court 2006-2007 Term Review

    A panel discussion was held on the U.S. Supreme Court term that ended that day. Experts from both a progressive and conservative perspective examined the Court’s most noteworthy…

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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

    Moderated by Mr. Mauro, legal experts discussed the 2004-2005 U.S. Supreme Court term. Attorneys who argued cases before the Supreme Court during this term talked about their…

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    Blacks and Conservatism

    Panelists discussed the history of conservative voices in the black community. Topics included whether conservatives have a voice in the black community, and whether there is a rise in…

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    Balancing Security and Freedom

    Director Mueller spoke to students and faculty about the threats of global terrorism, the FBI response to September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and the right balance between law enforcement…

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    Constitutionalizing Women's Equality

    Following an introduction by Justice Ginsburg, Dean Sullivan delivered the keynote address at a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Legal Defense and Education Fund of the National…

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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 appropriate use in court rooms. Widespread disagreement emerged…

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    Campaign Finance Reform

    Witnesses testified about several campaign finance reform proposals. Among the issues they addressed were issue advocacy advertising, the extent to which advertising and campaign…

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    International Role of the U.S. Supreme Court

    Following a dedication of the Stanford University Law School atrium, justices talked about judicial systems in other countries. They focused on ways of extending the concept of the…

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