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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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