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    House Republican Lawsuit Against President Obama

    Legal scholars testified on the merits and viability of a lawsuit against President Obama brought by Speaker John Boehner and House Republicans to ensure the president was properly and…

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    Speaker Boehner's Lawsuit Against President Obama

    Representative Michael Burgess (R-TX) talked about the lawsuit filed by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) against President Obama over his use of executive power. He also discussed…

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    Internet Privacy and National Security Agency Surveillance

    Representative Ted Poe (R-TX) and other digital privacy advocates talked about federal privacy laws. Representative Poe co-sponsored legislation that would reform the Electronic…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on Georgia’s Safe Carry Protection Act, also know as “Georgia’s Guns Everywhere Law,” which went into effect the…

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    Gun Rights

    John Lott, Larry Pratt, and others spoke about second amendment rights, including stand-your-ground and concealed weapons laws. They spoke at Grass Roots North Carolina annual dinner.

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    Judicial Independence and Politics

    Senior judges talked about the challenge of maintaining their independence when judges are increasingly subjected to partisan election campaigns. Speakers included one of the Florida…

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    Senator McConnell on the Recess Appointment Ruling

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that day which ruled unanimously that President Obama exceeded his constitutional authority in 2012…

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    Senator Markey on Abortion Clinics Ruling

    Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) responded to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that day striking down a Massachusetts law that created buffer zones around abortion clinics. Writing for a…

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    Senator Grassley on Recess Appointment Decision

    Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-IA) praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that day which ruled unanimously that President Obama exceeded his…

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    Supreme Court Decision on Recess Appointments

    Benjamin Goad talked by video from Capitol Hill about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that day which ruled unanimously that President Obama exceeded his constitutional authority in…

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    Supreme Court Ruling on Cell Phone Privacy

    Thomson Reuters correspondent Lawrence Hurley spoke by phone about the Supreme Court decision in Riley v. California to protect cell phone privacy.

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    Cybersecurity Threats

    Chris Inglis talked about cybersecurity, and recommended defense and transparency practices for the public, private, and government sectors. He also responded to questions about the…

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    Robotic Surveillance and the Law

    Kevin Bankston and Amie Stepanovich presented their paper about the use of robots to analyze mass communications, related privacy issues, and legal and policy perspectives on this type of…

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    Book Party for Privacy in the Age of Big Data

    Theresa Payton and Theodore Claypoole, the co-authors of Privacy in the Age of Big Data, spoke at a book party held at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, DC. The book is about the…

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    Location Privacy Protection

    Witnesses testified on legislation that would outlaw location tacking applications that secretly track the location of consumers' smartphones and other devices. Senator Al…

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    Campaign Finance and Free Speech

    Panelists talked about Supreme Court rulings striking down campaign contribution limits, and how the issue relates to First Amendment free speech rights. Topics included a proposed…

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    Book Discussion on The Second Amendment

    Michael Waldman talked about his book, The Second Amendment: A Biography, in which he contends that the single most misunderstood sentence in the Bill of Rights is the Second…

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    Book Discussion on No Place to Hide

    Glenn Greenwald talked about his book, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State, in which he discusses his meetings with National Security Agency (NSA)…

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    Munk Debate on State Surveillance

    Panelists debated the topic of government surveillance. Former CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden and Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz argued in favor of the resolution,…

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    House Debate on National Security Agency Phone Records

    Members of the House debated the USA Freedom Act (H.R. 3361). The bill would end the bulk collection of Americans' communications records and reform intelligence-gathering programs operated…

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