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  • Civil Procedure Revisions
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    Civil Procedure Revisions

    Committee members heard testimony from judges, litigants and court specialists concerning court secrecy that is used to conceal important health and safety information from the public,

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  • Separation of Powers
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    Separation of Powers

    Several judges spoke in a forum during the 1993 national workshop for Judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals on the Constitutional separation of powers. The judges discussed the court’s role…

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  • Constitutional Role of Russian Legislature
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    Constitutional Role of Russian Legislature

    Several legal scholars from the U.S. and Russia spoke at a forum during the first day of a four day symposium entitled, “Governing Russia: Developing a Constitution for a Democratic Society.” The…

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  • Judicial Conference
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    Judicial Conference

    The 1992 judicial conference of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit featured remarks on the business of the U.S. Court of Appeals from two chief judges on the D.C. circuit.…

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  • American University Law School Commencement
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    American University Law School Commencement

    Judge Mikva was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree and delivered the commencement address to the 1991 graduating class of the American University Law School. Judge Mikva became chief…

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  • Meaning of Fundamental Rights in 21st Century
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    Meaning of Fundamental Rights in 21st Century

    This was the first session of the “Consultation on Conscience” biennial conference of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. Conference business announcements included a description of how the…

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  • Courts and Public Policy
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    Courts and Public Policy

    Judge Mikva discussed when it is appropriate for the courts to become involved in issues of public policy, and when it is not within the courts scope of authority. He said, “Judges are not…

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  • Future of the Federal Judiciary Part 1
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    Future of the Federal Judiciary, Part 1

    The committee, whose purpose is to develop a long term plan for the future of the judiciary system, heard testimony concerning the role, work load, and structure of the United States…

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  • Federal Courts Progress  Prospects
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    Federal Courts: Progress & Prospects

    This event is sponsored by the Bicentennial Conference on the Judiciary Act of 1789. Participants, including two U.S. Supreme Court justices discuss the establishment and role of the…

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  • Moot Court Competition
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    Moot Court Competition

    The Orion S. Marden Moot Court competition is a mock court that tries hypothetical cases as an academic exercise. The arguments of these New York University students are heard by three…

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  • Democracy and the Constitution
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    Democracy and the Constitution

    Panel members responded to the question, "Is the Constitution in spirit designed to protect the wealthy masses against the poor?" Topics included majority rule, democracy, electoral…

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  • Fourteenth Amendment
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    Fourteenth Amendment

    Judge Abner Mikva talked about the Fourteenth Amendment and its application in current cases.

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  • Supreme Court and the Constitution
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    Supreme Court and the Constitution

    Current and past Justices talked about the duty of the Supreme Court. Legal reporters and C-SPAN looked at the Supreme Court.

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  • Appeals Court Justices
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    Appeals Court Justices

    Judge Mikva and Judge Starr discussed serving on the appeals court and answered questions from viewers.

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  • US Court of Appeals
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    US Court of Appeals

    Judge Abner Mikva and Judge Kenneth Starr talked about being appellate judges.

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