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    United States v. Apel Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in United States v. Apel, a case concerning an anti-war activist who was protesting on land owned by a military base. The defendant was…

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    Supreme Court Mistakes: Korematsu v. United States

    Dean Chemerinsky delivered his argument for including Korematsu v. United States in the “Hall of Shame” as one of the worst United States Supreme Court decisions. The 1944…

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    The Living Constitution Panel

    A panel discussion was held about the U.S. Constitution and changes in its wording, interpretation, and implementation over the years. Topics included changes in the courts and the…

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    Book Discussion on The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

    Erwin Chemerinsky talked about his book The Conservative Assault on the Constitution (Simon & Schuster, 2010). He was interviewed on stage by Sam Kleiner and also responded to questions…

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    Politics, Supreme Court, and the Constitution

    Legal scholars spoke about the current make up and operations of the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as its future direction. They also talked about the growing influence of conservative…

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    Supreme Court 2009-2010 Term Review

    Solicitor General Elena Kagan moderated a review of the 2009-2010 term of the U.S. Supreme Court. Among the topics addressed were the role of Justice Kennedy in forming majorities,…

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    Supreme Court in 2020

    Legal scholars spoke about the future of the Supreme Court and potential issues for the court in 2020. Among teh topics they addressed were business and economic law, federalism, and social…

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    FCC v. Fox Television Moot Court

    The Bill of Rights Institute and William and Mary Law School hosted a moot court on the FCC v. Fox Television indecency case. The case rests on the FCC’s ban against the use of…

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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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    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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    Book Discussion on Justice for All: Earl Warren

    Jim Newton talked about his biography, Justice for All: Earl Warren and the Nation He Made, published by Riverhead. He recounted the life of Earl Warren, the chief justice of the…

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    First Year of the Roberts Court

    In a portion of a symposium reviewing the 2005-2006 U.S. Supreme Court term, panelists talked about the new justices on the court, Chief Justice Roberts and Associate Justice Alito, and the…

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    Alito Confirmation Hearing, Day 5 Part 1

    A panel of legal scholars testified about the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court. Among the topics they addressed were his qualifications and experience as both…

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    Roberts Supreme Court Nomination

    Professors Chemerinsky and Edleman spoke to reporters about opposition to the nomination of Judge John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court. They discussed a letter signed by over 100…

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    Ten Commandments Cases

    Following oral arguments in two cases involving the placement of the Ten Commandments on courthouse and public grounds, litigants talked to reporters on the steps of the Supreme Court…

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    Mitchell v. Helms

    Supreme Court scholars and journalists participated in a moot court argument regarding the case Mitchell vs. Helms, which the Supreme Court heard on December 1, 1999. The case focused…

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    Federalism and the Supreme Court

    Law professors and Supreme Court correspondents previewed some of the U.S. Supreme Court 1999 term cases, focusing on cases involving federalism. They also discussed federalism,…

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    Supreme Court Preview

    Participants discussed upcoming cases for the Supreme Court term. They focused on cases regarding campaign finance contributions, mandatory student activity fees, commercial speech and…

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    Affirmative Action in California

    Governor Wilson and others testified about the California initiative to abolish some affirmative action policies. Members of the second panel opposed abolishing affirmative action.

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