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  • Office of the Solicitor General
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    Office of the Solicitor General

    A panel of former U.S. solicitors general discussed the role of the solicitor general, the duties associated with the job, and arguing before the Supreme Court. The moderator was former…

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  • Legacy of the Rehnquist Court
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    Legacy of the Rehnquist Court

    At a conference on “The Legacy of the Rehnquist Court,” a panel of solicitors general discussed the impact of the Rehnquest Court, the structural Constitution under the Rehnquist Court, and…

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  • Voter Identification Supreme Court Case Oral Argument
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    Voter Identification Supreme Court Case Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the cases of Crawford v. Marion County Election Board and Indiana Democratic Party v. Rokita about the validity of the law passed in 2005 by…

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  • Life and Career of Paul Clement
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    Life and Career of Paul Clement

    Mr. Clement talked about his life and his career that culminated in becoming U.S. Solicitor General in 2005. Topics included debating skills, arguing cases before the U.S. Supreme Court,…

    777 views
  • Role of the Solicitor General
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    Role of the Solicitor General

    Paul Clement talked about the role of the solicitor general’s office, his experiences as solicitor general, the appellate process, and cases brought to the federal courts over the past…

    164 views
  • emDistrict of Columbia v Hellerem Oral Argument
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    District of Columbia v. Heller Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of District of Columbia v. Heller, docket number 07-290, in which a 1976 law was challenged that had the effect of banning handguns in the District of…

    10,479 views
  • Global Warming and the Constitution
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    Global Warming and the Constitution

    The panelists discussed the ways the U.S. Constitution restrains states from enacting global warming legislation and the future of the federal-state relationship in addressing climate change. Dan…

    261 views
  • emBoumediene v Bushem and emAl Odah v USem
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    Boumediene v. Bush and Al Odah v. U.S.

    Justices heard oral arguments in the cases of Boumediene v. Bush, docket number 06-1195, and Al Odah v. U.S. involving the rights of suspected terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and the…

    1,330 views
  • emHamdan v Rumsfeldem Oral Argument
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    Hamdan v. Rumsfeld Oral Argument

    Government and plaintiff attorneys presented oral arguments in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld on the constitutionality of using military commissions to try al-Qaida members accused of war crimes. Among the…

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  • Supreme Court Partial Birth Abortion Ban Oral Arguments
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    Supreme Court Partial Birth Abortion Ban Oral Arguments

    Justices heard oral arguments on two cases involving partial birth abortions. At 10 a.m. the justices heard arguments in Gonzales v. Carhart, et al.. At 11 a.m., they heard Gonzales v.…

    863 views
  • emMeredith v Jefferson County Board of Educationem
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    Meredith v. Jefferson County Board of Education

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case Meredith v. Jefferson County Board of Education, docket number 05-915. Plaintiff, Crystal Meredith, son’s Louisville, Kentucky, school…

    712 views
  • emParents Involved in Community Schools v Seattle School Districtem
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    Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1 docket number 05-908. The Seattle School Board adopted a…

    1,433 views
  • Chief Justice Rehnquist Memorial Service
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    Chief Justice Rehnquist Memorial Service

    A memorial service was held for Chief Justice William Rehnquist in the Upper Great Hall of the U.S. Supreme Court. He served as an associate justice from 1971 to 1986 and as chief justice…

    575 views
  • emRumsfeld v FAIRem Oral Argument
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    Rumsfeld v. FAIR Oral Argument

    Following some court business including the release of an opinion by Justice Thomas and admissions to the Supreme Court Bar, attorneys made oral arguments in the case of Rumsfeld v. Forum for…

    373 views
  • emAyotte v Planned Parenthoodem Oral Argument
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    Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood Oral Argument

    Attorneys made oral arguments in the case of Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England. Justices questioned litigants as they mad arguments about the scope of New Hampshire legislation in…

    457 views
  • Supreme Court and International Law
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    Supreme Court and International Law

    Mr. Clement spoke about a number of issues of international law. He talked about his experiences learning about international law, and asserted that this area is often overlooked in law schools. He talked about…

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  • Supreme Court Review and Preview
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    Supreme Court Review and Preview

    Acting U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement discussed the October 2003 Supreme Court term and the coming term, which begins on Monday, October 4, 2004. Mr. Clement, a native of Milwaukee,…

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  • emHamdi v Rumsfeldem Oral Arguments
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    Hamdi v. Rumsfeld Oral Arguments

    Attorneys presented oral arguments in the case of Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, docket number 03-6696, which focused on the detention of American citizens captured in hostilities overseas and classified an…

    1,919 views
  • emMcConnell v Federal Election Commissionem Oral Arguments
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    McConnell v. Federal Election Commission Oral Arguments

    An audio record of oral arguments from earlier in the day in a case over campaign finance reform legislation were played over still images of the participants. Arguments focused on limits to…

    470 views
  • emRumsfeld v Padillaem Oral Arguments

    Rumsfeld v. Padilla Oral Arguments

    Attorneys made oral arguments in the case of Rumsfeld v. Padilla, docket number 03-1027, which focused on writs of habeas corpus for citizens deemed enemy combatants who were arrested on…

    94 views
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