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  • US Constitution
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    U.S. Constitution

    Judge Mikva spoke about the role of the federal government within the U.S. Constitution and described attempts to reduce and reform the federal government. After his prepared remarks, he…

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  • Commander in Chief Powers
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    Commander in Chief Powers

    Panelists talked about presidential powers in wartime and the impact of executive decisions on civil liberties. Among the issues they addressed were the history of the Constitutional power…

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  • Judiciary as an Equal Branch of Government
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    Judiciary as an Equal Branch of Government

    Mr. Mikva and Judge Abrahamson spoke about the status of the judiciary as an equal branch of the federal government through their own experiences. Then Professor Gillers moderated a panel…

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  • Freedom of Expression
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    Freedom of Expression

    Panelists and four Washington, DC students discussed how the U.S. Constitution has preserved freedoms, especially those listed in the first amendment. Hypothetical situations were created…

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  • Judicial Independence
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    Judicial Independence

    Judge Rosen spoke first, introducing the panelists. Moderated by Mr. Graham, the panelists discussed issues of judicial independence. Topics included cameras in the courtroom, venue…

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  • Initiative and Referendum Process
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    Initiative and Referendum Process

    Mr. Mikva spoke about judicial review of state ballot initiatives and referendums. He stated that he believed judges should not be put in such a position to nullify such initiatives but…

    126 views
  • Constitutional Amendment Process
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    Constitutional Amendment Process

    This briefing was held for congressional staff and the media and the participants discussed how and when the Constitution should be amended. Sen. Bumpers talked about his career and said he spent most…

    426 views
  • Judicial Independence
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    Judicial Independence

    In its second hearing, the A.B.A. Commission on Judicial Independence and Separation of Powers heard testimony from judges, attorneys, law professors and other legal experts concerning the…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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