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  • Moot Court on the Rationing of Health Care
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    Moot Court on the Rationing of Health Care

    A moot court hearing was held testing the constitutionality of rationing health care in a hypothetical case of a non-citizen being denied a life-saving vaccine. The case of Obasanjo v. Morrison postulated a…

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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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  • Presidential Candidates on Judicial Selection
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    Presidential Candidates on Judicial Selection

    A panel discussion was held on the criteria that presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain would use when choosing judges for the federal courts. Topics included the appropriate role for the…

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  • Presidential Candidates on Judicial Selection
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    Presidential Candidates on Judicial Selection

    A panel discussion was held on the criteria that presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain would use when choosing judges for the federal courts. Topics included the appropriate role for the…

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  • Judicial Opinion Writing
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    Judicial Opinion Writing

    America and the Courts (Satuday, Aug. 2nd)

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  • Writing Judicial Opinions
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    Writing Judicial Opinions

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito was joined in conversation about standards of excellence in legal reasoning and how the law’s coherence is principally advanced or impeded in opinion writing. Topics…

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  • Reconsideration of emDred Scott v Sandfordem
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    Reconsideration of Dred Scott v. Sandford

    Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer and nine U.S. appeals court judges presided over a moot court reconsideration of Dred Scott v. Sandford. After hearing from lawyers and academics from across the country representing…

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  • Arguing Before the Supreme Court
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    Arguing Before the Supreme Court

    Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and his former colleague in the Solicitor General’s office, attorney Carter Phillips, talked about Supreme Court advocacy and deliberation. The conversation…

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  • First Year of the Roberts Court
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    First Year of the Roberts Court

    In a portion of a symposium reviewing the 2005-2006 U.S. Supreme Court term, Ken Starr talked about the new justices on the court, Chief Justice Roberts and Associate Justice Alito, as well…

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  • emPlanned Parenthood v Caseyem Oral Argument
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    Planned Parenthood v. Casey Oral Argument

    Attorneys made oral arguments in the case of Planned Parenthood of Southeast Pennsylvania v. Casey. Robert P. Casey was the governor of Pennsylvania. Ernest Preate argued the cause for the…

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  • Future of the Supreme Court
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    Future of the Supreme Court

    At the 13th Annual California Court Panel, Ninth Circuit Judges Alex Kozinski and Stephen Reinhardt discussed the topic, “Where Will Another Right Turn Take Us?” The panelists analyzed and…

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  • America and the Courts
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    America and the Courts

    America and the Courts featured three events: 1. On December 2, attorney Jay Sekulow and his client Joshua Davey, defendant in Locke v. Davey talked with reporters outside the U.S. Supreme Court building…

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  • 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…

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  • Supreme Court Term Preview
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    Supreme Court Term Preview

    Mr. Starr and Mr. Dellinger discussed the upcoming Supreme Court term, which started at the beginning of October. They discussed the types of cases that will be considered, including those…

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