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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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