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    Presidential Use of Executive Powers

    Simon Lazarus and Roger Pilon talked about the the use of executive powers by President Obama. They spoke about the constitutional basis for this power, how it has and can be executed,…

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    Gun Rights and the Courts

    Panelists talked about U.S. courts and future cases on gun rights. Topics included recent Supreme Court decisions on an individual’s right to bear arms and the right of state and…

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    Supreme Court Health Care Law Challenge Preview, Individual Mandate

    Panelists previewed the Supreme Court oral arguments on the constitutionality of the 2010 health care law requirement that people purchase health care coverage by 2014 or face a financial…

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    Supreme Court Health Care Decision

    Legal experts talked about the Supreme Court’s ruling that upheld the Affordable Care Act, the health care law. The three panelists, all of whom oppose the legislation, discussed…

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    Book Discussion on Mismatch

    Law professor Richard Sander and former New York Times correspondent Stuart Taylor talked about their book, Mismatch: How Affirmative Action Hurts the Students It’s Intended to Help,…

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    States' Rights and the Tenth Amendment

    Roger Pilon and Louis Michael Seidman talked about the Tenth Amendment and states' rights. They discussed what the Tenth Amendment entails and the concept of states' rights, the…

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    Book Discussion on Little Pink House

    A panel discussion was held on Jeff Benedict’s book, Little Pink House: A True Story of Defiance and Courage (Grand Central Publishing; January 26, 2009). The book is about Susette…

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    Book Discussion on Boerne, TX v. Flores

    Two attorneys discussed the Boerne, TX v. Flores, which the Supreme Court heard on February 19. The archbishop of San Antonio, who had requested permission to tear down an old church…

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    Supreme Court Health Care Law Challenge Preview, Medicare and the States

    Panelists previewed the Supreme Court oral arguments on state sovereignty in the Medicaid expansion provision of the 2010 health care law.

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    Slaughterhouse Cases

    Participants discussed the legacy of the slaughterhouse cases which dealt with the interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment. They focused particularly on the strict interpretation of…

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    Future of Affirmative Action in Higher Education

    On April 1, 2003 the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the cases of Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger, two legal actions challenging the affirmative action policies…

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    Constitutional Amendment Process

    Professors and law scholars debated how often and under what circumstances the Constitution should be amended. The panelists gave opening statements and then debated the various…

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    Legal Challenges to the 2010 Health Care Law

    Jan Crawford moderated a discussion on legal challenges to the 2010 health care law between Roger Pilon and Neera Tanden. Mr. Pilon argued that the law is…

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    House Republicans and the Constitution

    Roger Pilon talked about the reading of the U.S. Constitution on the House floor, including protests of certain sections of the document that were left out, and plans by House Republicans…

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    Supreme Court Cases on First Amendment Issues

    Legal scholars spoke about free speech and First Amendment cases heard by the Supreme Court in the 2006-2007 term. Among the topics they addressed were campaign finance reform laws,…

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    Libertarian Policy and the Constitution

    Randy Barnett talked about the role of libertarian ideology in the U.S. Constitution. He talked about the history of libertarians. He argued that the Constitution was intended to…

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    Book Discussion on The Tie Goes to Freedom

    Helen Knowles talked about The Tie Goes to Freedom: Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on Liberty (Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc.; January 28, 2009). In her book she gives a full…

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    Supreme Court Term Review

    Legal scholars talked about several recent cases and actions before the U.S. Supreme Court during its 2006 term. They focused on issues related to civil rights, Affirmative Action,…

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    Medical Marijuana Referenda

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from General McCaffrey, anti-drug experts and legalized marijuana advocates on referenda in Arizona and California which approved marijuana for medical…

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    Supreme Court and Civil Rights

    This session was entitled, “Color-Blindness v. Racial Justice: The Supreme Court’s 1994-95 Term and the Struggle to Define Equal Protection.”

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