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    Recess Appointments Debate

    Law professors debated the constitutionality of President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012. The Supreme Court hears oral arguments in…

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    European Union Debt Crisis

    Former Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus and Uri Dadush talked about economic questions facing the European Union. Former President Klaus outlined steps taken by the European Union…

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    Supreme Court Term Review, Health Care Law

    Legal analysts and experts reviewed the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act, the health care law. They analyzed the various aspects of the cases involved in the…

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    Supreme Court 2012-2013 Term Preview

    Panelists previewed the 2012-13 Supreme Court term. Potential cases included a University of Texas affirmative action case and 4th Amendment unreasonable search cases. There are…

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    Supreme Court Term Review, Property Rights

    Legal scholars talked about property rights decisions during the 2011-12 Supreme Court term, focusing on Sackett v. EPA. In the case the Sackett family planned to build a house on land they…

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    2010 Public Policy Perspectives, Part 2

    Cato Institute fellows talked about a variety of issues including health care reform, constitutional law, international trade, and U.S. foreign relations.

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    Second Amendment Rights and States

    Participants talked about gun control laws and a Supreme Court case scheduled to be argued the following day. In 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court, in District of Columbia v. Heller, struck down…

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    International Law and Combating Terrorism

    The panel talked about the 2007 Supreme Court term, focusing on the state of Guantanamo Bay detainees and the ability of the federal government to regulate energy markets. They talked…

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    The Joe Madison Show

    A live simulcast of the Joe Madison’s “The Black Eagle” show was shown. Topics included the Supreme Court ruling that overturned the D.C. gun ban, sex trafficking,…

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    Supreme Court 2007 Term Preview

    Looking forward to the October 2007 U.S. Supreme Court term, each panelist surveyed the cases already on the Court’s docket and those expected to be granted review. Issues…

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    Executive Power in Wartime

    Judge Pryor moderated a panel discussion on the federalist approach to executive power in wartime. The panelists addressed questions such as whether President Bush has acted legally in…

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    Presidential War Powers

    Panelists spoke about presidential powers during times of war and the Bush administration’s use of executive power in efforts to combat global terrorism and pursue military actions in…

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    Book Discussion on How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution

    Richard Epstein talked about his book How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution, published by Cato Institute. He argued that the U.S. Constitution was essentially rewritten, without…

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    Supreme Court Nomination

    Conservatives participated in a panel discussion on the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court. They offered conservative perspectives on the nomination and debated…

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    Judge Roberts and the Constitution

    Professor Seidman and Mr. Pilon talked about the interpretation of the Constitution and privacy rights. They discussed U.S. Supreme Court nominee John Roberts' past views on these…

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    Internet Pharmacies and Drug Importation

    Dr. Carmona testified about the availability of prescription drugs, distribution over the Internet, foreign sources of drugs, and safety concerns with various drug distribution…

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    Book Discussion on Wild Bill: The Legend and Life of William O. Douglas

    Mr. Murphy discussed his book Wild Bill: The Legend and Life of William O. Douglas, America’s Most Controversial Supreme Court Justice, published by Random House. Justice…

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