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  • Supreme Court Watch
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    Supreme Court Watch

    Professor Wermiel participated by telephone, talking about the role that religion plays in the Supreme Court confirmation process.

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  • Supreme Court Nominations
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    Supreme Court Nominations

    Mr. Belz and Mr. Wermiel talked about Justice O’Connor’s resignation and the Supreme Court nominations process. Among the topics they addressed were past selection criteria, nomination…

    49 views
  • The Pledge of Allegiance
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    The Pledge of Allegiance

    Professors Destro and Wermiel debated the constitutionality of the phrase, “One nation under God,” in the Pledge of Allegiance. Professor Niles served as moderator. After their prepared…

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  • Personal Information Privacy
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    Personal Information Privacy

    The panel “They Want Your Secrets: Personal Information Privacy in the Post-9/11 World” was moderated by Stephen Wermiel, professor, American University, Washington College of Law. The panelists were:…

    148 views
  • Journalists Privilege
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    Journalists' Privilege

    Federal prosecutors and journalists discussed the issue of reporters' privilege and the ability of journalists to protect confidential sources. Matt Cooper detailed the case against him to reveal…

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  • Pledge of Allegiance Supreme Court Case
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    Pledge of Allegiance Supreme Court Case

    The panelists debated a recent lawsuit that challenged the California requirements for teachers' leading students in the Pledge of Allegiance. A lower court ruled that the phrase “under…

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  • Media Coverage and Government Security
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    Media Coverage and Government Security

    Participants spoke to students about media coverage of the war on terrorism and reporting on sensitive national security material. Among the issues they addressed were Defense Department…

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  • Federalism
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    Federalism

    Panelists discussed federalism cases that will come before the Supreme Court in the current term. First, Professor Chermerinsky discussed the effects that past federalism cases have had,…

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  • Supreme Court and Federalism
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    Supreme Court and Federalism

    Mr. Wermiel talked about U.S. Supreme Court history by examining Marbury v. Madison and McCullouch v. Maryland. He also responded to viewer comments and questions.

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