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    Surviving Autocracy

    New Yorker staff writer Masha Gessen provided her take on life in the U.S. since the election of President Trump. This event was hosted by Politics and Prose bookstore.

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    Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

    John Grisham accepted the inaugural Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction for the way his novel The Confession exemplifies the role of lawyers in society. After accepting the award the author…

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    Sandra Day O'Connor - First Woman on Supreme Court

    In 1981, President Ronald Reagan nominated Sandra Day O’Connor to be the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court. Panelists including author Evan Thomas and one of O’Connor’s sons discussed the…

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    What Do We Need Men For?

    Advice columnist E. Jean Carroll, author of What Do We Need Men For?: A Modest Proposal, took part in a panel discussion in which she discussed her experiences of sexual assaults throughout her life,…

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    After Words with Terry McAuliffe

    Former Virginia Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe recounted events that led up to the tragedy in Charlottesville following the Unite the Right rally in 2017. He was interviewed by Slate…

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    American Constitution Society for Law and Policy Convention

    Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) delivered the keynote address at the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy’s 2019 convention. She criticized Republicans for packing the federal courts with…

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    ACLU Membership Conference, Rule of Law Panel

    This portion of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) membership conference included a panel discussion focusing on the rule of law. Speakers included the ACLU’s David Cole, former White…

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    The Court and the World

    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer talked about his book, The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities, about the challenges facing the judiciary and the application…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question: “WillHillary Clinton’s use of a personal email account during her time as secretary of state affect her possible 2016 presidential…

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    Supreme Court Transparency

    Supreme Court reporters, former law clerks, and scholars talked about increasing transparency in the U.S. Supreme Court. They focused on ways the Court could modernize, including cameras in the courtroom, a…

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    Supreme Court Campaign Finance Decision

    Dahlia Lithwick was interviewed by phone about the Supreme Court decision on campaign finance, McCutcheon v FEC, which struck down overall limits on campaign contributions.

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    Dahlia Lithwich on Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Oral Arguments

    Dahlia Lithwick reviewed the previous day’s Supreme Court oral argument in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores. The case involves the provision of the Affordable Care Act that mandates…

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    Health Care Law Oral Arguments Day 2 Preview

    Dahlia Lithwick and Tony Mauro previewed the second day of Supreme Court oral arguments on the 2010 health care law, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.…

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    After Words with Noah Feldman

    Noah Feldman profiles the life and legal contributions of President Franklin Roosevelt’s Supreme Court appointees Felix Frankfurter, Hugo Black, Robert Jackson, and William Douglas. The…

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    Impact of Judicial Vacancies

    Dahlia Lithwick talked about her Slate.com opinion piece, “Empty Chambers: Why the Judicial Vacancy Crisis Matters.” She asserts that the American public is not adequately concerned enough…

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    U.S. Supreme Court Retirements

    Dahlia Lithwick talked by phone from Charlottesville, Virginia, about the news report that the White House is working behind the scenes to get ready for the possibility that two Supreme…

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    A Good Quarrel

    The panelists talked about recent noteworthy U.S. Supreme Court cases that they had covered for their respective media outlets. They all contributed to the book co-edited by Timothy Johnson, A Good Quarrel:…

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    Media and the Supreme Court

    Legal scholars and journalists discussed the nomination of Justice Sonia Sotomayor to the Court, the public’s understanding of the Court, and the media’s role in educating the public about…

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    Graham v. Florida Moot Court

    Lawyers and scholars participated in a Moot court session to argue the case Graham v. Florida. The case focused on sentencing juveniles to life in prison without parole for crimes other…

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    Justice Sotomayor and the Supreme Court

    Legal scholars spoke about the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court term and the possible impact that Justice Sotomayor would have on the court. Following their remarks they answered questions from…

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