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  • Debate on Democratic Government
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    Debate on Democratic Government

    Richard Posner and Jamin Raskin debated the idea of what constitutes a good democratic government. Judge Posner is the author of Law, Pragmatism, and Democracy, published by Harvard University Press. He…

    348 views
  • Election Monitor Training Session
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    Election Monitor Training Session

    Participants talked about voter registration and participation, provided training for election volunteers, and the history of voting rights legislation and activism. They also talked about…

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  • Prosecuting ProLife Activists
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    Prosecuting Pro-Life Activists

    Legal scholars talked about prosecuting pro-life activists demonstrating outside abortion clinics for racketeering and extortion. A case on the issue was due to be heard the following week…

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  • Who Should Participate in Presidential Debates
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    Who Should Participate in Presidential Debates?

    Participants talked about process by which presidential debates are scheduled and addressed several issues surrounding third-party and alternative candidates' participation in presidential…

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  • Green Politics and Inclusive Democracy
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    Green Politics and Inclusive Democracy

    Panel members talked about the platform of the Green Party, including environmental responsibility and peace initiatives. They talked about the rise of third parties, how best to get…

    62 views
  • Campaign Finance Reform Legislation
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    Campaign Finance Reform Legislation

    Professor Raskin talked about campaign finance reform legislation and took audience calls, faxes and electronic mail.

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  • Presidential Investigation Legal Issues
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    Presidential Investigation Legal Issues

    Professor Raskin discussed the legal terms used in the media when referring to alleged perjury by President Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, and about the Ethics in Government Act. He also took…

    31 views
  • Is Politics Broken
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    Is Politics Broken?

    Participants discussed the problems and dilemmas in United States politics. This forum discussed term limits and what impact they could have on government. Law professors, academics and…

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  • Reargument of emBuckley v Valeoem
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    Reargument of Buckley v. Valeo

    Mr. Lacovara and Mr. Cutler argued a hypothetical case in which the Federal Election Commission wishes to reverse the 1975 Supreme Court campaign spending case, Buckley v. Valeo. In 1975,…

    149 views
  • Georgia Congressional Redistricting Case
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    Georgia Congressional Redistricting Case

    After listening to the oral arguments, Rep. McKinney and plaintiff supporters and representatives of the state of Georgia, the defendant, talked to reporters. The Supreme Court heard arguments…

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  • Affirmative Action Debate
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    Affirmative Action Debate

    The participants debated the question, “Resolved: That affirmative action on the basis of race, gender and ethnicity should be abolished.” They discussed affirmative action in relation to…

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  • Presidential Debate Commission Lawsuit
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    Presidential Debate Commission Lawsuit

    Third party representatives reacted to the District Court’s decision to dismiss lawsuits seeking an injunction which would require the Commission on Presidential Debates to allow third…

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  • Texas Congressional Redistricting Case
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    Texas Congressional Redistricting Case

    America and the Courts featured interviews and a debate about a Texas redistricting case now before the U.S. Supreme Court. Three Texas districts were created in 1991 by the state…

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  • RaceConscious Policies
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    Race-Conscious Policies

    This session was entitled, “Beyond Black and White: Race-Conscious Policies and the 'Other Minorities.'” The panelists explored the extent to which the current judicial and political debate…

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  • Supreme Court and Civil Rights
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    Supreme Court and Civil Rights

    This session was entitled, “Color-Blindness v. Racial Justice: The Supreme Court’s 1994-95 Term and the Struggle to Define Equal Protection.”

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  • Race and Political Empowerment
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    Race and Political Empowerment

    The panelists discussed such civil rights issues as voting rights, and the question of gerrymandering in an effort to redraw districts to increase minority representation. After this…

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