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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question: “Should the Boston Marathon bomber receive the death penalty?”

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    Boston Marathon Bombing Verdict

    Governor Charlie Baker (R-MA) spoke to reporters in the State House following the federal jury verdict in the Boston Marathon bombing case. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all 30…

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    Open Phones on Boston Marathon Bombing Guilty Verdict

    Telephone lines were open for viewer reactions to the federal jury verdict in the Boston Marathon bombing case. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all 30 counts against him, including…

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    Asian Americans and the Law

    The first three Asian American judges in New York talked about their immigrant backgrounds and careers. “Asian-Americans and the Law: New York Pioneers in the Judiciary” was…

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    Financing Judicial Campaigns

    Panelists talked about Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar, which affects financing judicial campaigns. The U.S. Supreme Court was scheduled to hear oral argument on January 20, 2015, on…

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    Court Rulings on Voting Rules

    Dale Ho spoke via video link from New York City about court rulings on voting rules that may affect several Senate and governor’s races. C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news…

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    Court Challenges to the Affordable Care Act

    Health law and policy experts talked about recent federal appeals court panels that issued divergent opinions in two cases* regarding the Affordable Care Act. The panelists explained…

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    Q&A with Judge Robert Katzmann

    Judge Robert Katzmann talked about his book, Judging Statutes, which explores his views on federal judges' interpretations of the the laws passed by Congress. His belief in deciphering…

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    Immigration Courts

    Two federal administrative judges, speaking as representatives of the National Association of Immigration Judges, talked about the influx of unaccompanied children into the U.S., and the…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “Are new U.S. and European Union sanctions on Russia the right strategy?” Robert Barnes talked about the federal…

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    Robotics and Jurisprudence

    Ian Kerr and Carissima Mathen presented their paper on how robots may eventually replace judges. They were joined in discussion by Jack Balkin. “Chief Justice John Roberts Is a…

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    Book Discussion on Massacred for Gold

    R. Gregory Nokes talked about his book, Massacred for Gold: The Chinese in Hells Canyon, in which he recounts the events of the massacre from when bodies were first discovered to the…

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    Status of Same-Sex Marriage

    Brian Moulton talked about 2014 legislative and electoral initiatives for and against legalizing same-sex marriage. Other topics the ramifications of the Supreme Court’s two…

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    Haskell v. Harris Oral Argument

    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco heard argument in Haskell v. Harris. The case focused on the constitutionality of California’s mandatory collection of DNA samples…

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    Forensic Genetics and the Law

    Panelists talked about genetics, forensics, and their use in the criminal justice system and society. They discussed the DNA evidence routinely used in criminal cases as well as in…

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    U.S. Circuit Judge Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the nomination of David Barron for U.S. Circuit Court judge. David Barron was at the time a Harvard Law School Professor. He worked in…

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    Race and the Criminal Justice System

    Attorneys and legal experts talked about racial disparities in the charging and sentencing of minority defendants. Among the topics they addressed were New York City’s…

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    Documentary Filmmaker Ken Burns on His Film The Central Park Five

    Ken Burns discussed his latest PBS documentary The Central Park Five, which tells the story of five Harlem teenagers who were wrongly convicted of raping a jogger in Central Park in 1989.…

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    Book Discussion on Grave Injustice

    Richard Stack talked about his new book, Grave Injustice. In the book, Professor Stack told the stories of several people who he said were very likely wrongfully executed. The…

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    Corporate Interests and the Judiciary

    Two state supreme court justices talked about the influence of corporate money on judicial elections and decisions. Following their remarks they answered questions from the audience.

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