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    EPA Investigation of John Beale

    Witnesses testified at a House Oversight Committee hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) investigation of John Beale, the former high-ranking official who has plead…

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    Wikileaks,the Espionage Act, and the Constitution

    Constitutional law and national security scholars testified on the constitutionality of prosecuting Wikileaks founder Julian Assange under the 1917 Espionage Act. Among the topics…

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    Surveillance and Privacy Issues

    Jonathan Turley talked about his recent Washington Post piece looking at the issues of surveillance and privacy and U.S. citizens' loss of privacy protections. He responded to…

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    Constitutional Role of Judges

    Justices Breyer and Scalia testified on the role of judges in the American republic and democratic systems within the U.S. Question topics included the politicization of the judicial…

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    Original Intent and a Living Constitution

    Justices Stephen Breyer and Antonin Scalia participated in a discussion on the constitutional theories of original intent and the Constitution as a living document. They also discussed…

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    The Constitution and American Culture

    Sanford Levinson talked about the role of the Constitution in American culture, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Professor Levinson asserts that the…

    38,611 views
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    Constitutionality of Health Care Law

    Witnesses testified about the constitutionality of the 2010 health care law. The hearing took place two days after U.S. District Court judge Roger Vinson ruled the law was…

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    Checks and Balances

    The system through which Congress, the Presidency, and the Supreme Court regulate one another is examined, and the specific regulatory powers of each branch is detailed.

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    U.S. Constitution

    Chief Justice John Roberts spoke about the history, meaning, and provisions of the U.S. Constitution, as well as the operation of government within the parameters set forth in the U.S.…

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    Pres. Reagan Addresses Federalist Society

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    Supreme Court Case on the Use of Search Warrants

    Orin Kerr talked about the Supreme Court case Kentucky v. King, The case tests the strength of the 4th Amendment in only allowing police to enter a person’s home after showing grounds…

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    Bradley Manning Verdict and Treatment of Whistleblowers

    Stephen Kohn of the National Whistleblowers Center discussed the military court’s decision to refuse to find Bradley Manning guilty of “aiding the enemy” for information…

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    Federal Investigations and Email Privacy

    Julian Sanchez talked about the complexities of email privacy laws, in particular for federal investigations, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Email…

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    Enron Bankruptcy

    Witnesses testified about business practices at Enron, allegations of misleading accounting practices by company officials and auditors, and the eventual financial collapse of the…

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    Presidential Requirement Amendment

    Committee members heard testimony on H.J.Res. 88, a proposed amendment to the Constitution that would allow a person who has been a United States citizen for 20 years to be eligible…

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    The Constitution and the Camps

    Matthew Shimura’s video, The Constitution and the Camps: Due Process and the Japanese-American Internment, was the grand prize winner in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam…

    12,424 views
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    Presidential Powers and the Constitution

    Legal scholars testified on the constitutionality of some of President Obama’s uses of executive branch powers. They focused on the administration’s one-year delay of the…

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    Occupy Washington, D.C., McPherson Square Permit Decision

    Witnesses testified on the National Park Service’s (NPS) decision to allow members of the Occupy, Washington, D.C., movement to camp indefinitely in the city’s McPherson Square,…

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    Principles of Constitutional and Statutory Interpretation

    U.S. Supreme Court Justices Antonia Scalia and Stephen Breyer discussed their judicial philosophies of constitutional and statutory interpretation and how they reach their…

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    Internal Revenue Service Scrutiny of Non-Profit Groups, Part 1

    Top Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Treasury Department officials testified about practices and culture within the IRS, as well as revelations that the IRS had inappropriately…

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