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  • Judging Tough Cases
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    Judging Tough Cases

    Harvard Law School hosted a discussion with a group of judges and legal experts on a new book, Tough Cases. It features the viewpoints of several judges and how they grappled with hard…

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  • emPower and Constraintem
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    Power and Constraint

    Jack Goldsmith argues that while it is commonly held that the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, resulted in the executive branch obtaining unprecedented and unaccountable power, the…

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  • Constitutionality of Health Care Law
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    Constitutionality of Health Care Law

    Witnesses testified about the constitutionality of the 2010 health care law. The hearing took place two days after U.S. District Court judge Roger Vinson ruled the law was unconstitutional.…

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  • Alito Confirmation Hearing Day 5 Part 1
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    Alito Confirmation Hearing, Day 5 Part 1

    A panel of legal scholars testified about the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court. Among the topics they addressed were his qualifications and experience as both a…

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  • emWebster v Reproductive Health Servicesem Oral Arguments
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    Webster v. Reproductive Health Services Oral Arguments

    Attorneys made oral arguments in the 1989 case of Webster v. Reproductive Health Services. Then Missouri Attorney General William Webster argued the case for the respondents. Frank Susman argued the case for the…

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  • Roberts Confirmation Hearing Day 4 Part 6
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    Roberts Confirmation Hearing, Day 4 Part 6

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing on the appointment of Judge John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated after the death of Chief Justice William…

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  • Business Attitudes toward the Judiciary
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    Business Attitudes toward the Judiciary

    Business leaders talked about Bush administration judicial nominations, the impact of judicial decisions on the business environment, and both nominated and confirmed candidates. They also…

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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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  • America and the Courts
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    America and the Courts

    America and the Courts featured several events: On Sunday September 14, former Solicitor General Charles Fried addressed a Hofstra University conference on judicial ethics. Mr. Fried talked about his views…

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  • Solicitors General Panel
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    Solicitors General Panel

    Current and former Solicitors General spoke about the duties of solicitor general, the relationship between the solicitor general and the president, and their experiences in the position.…

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  • The Role of the Supreme Court in a Democracy
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    The Role of the Supreme Court in a Democracy

    The president of Israel’s Supreme Court, Aharon Barak, discussed the role of the Supreme Court in a democracy, judicial objectivity, and other legal issues with Harvard law professors Elena…

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  • Supreme Court Term Review
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    Supreme Court Term Review

    Following a brief address by Chief Justice Rehnquist, legal scholars reviewed several decisions from the most recent Supreme Court decisions. Among the issues they addressed were the…

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  • Privatization and the Judicial System
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    Privatization and the Judicial System

    Justice Breyer and several academics discussed the legal aspects of building a global civil society. Their discussion focused on the ability of international organizations to make and…

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  • Civility and the Legal Profession
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    Civility and the Legal Profession

    Justice Thomas talked about the decline in civility in civil society, in government and in the law profession. Prior to his remarks, he was awarded an honorary degree. Afterwards, a…

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  • Balanced Budget Amendment
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    Balanced Budget Amendment

    Witnesses testified on the merits and problems with a proposed Constitutional Balanced Budget Amendment. Speaking against the amendment, Mr. Brown felt it would have a deleterious effect on…

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  • Supreme Court Term Review
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    Supreme Court Term Review

    Attorneys and legal scholars analyzed the 1992-1993 term of the U.S. Supreme Court during the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference in Hot Springs, Virginia. Issues raised included the hate crimes…

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  • Civil Rights Act of 1990 Part 2
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    Civil Rights Act of 1990, Part 2

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  • The 88 Election  the Future of Judiciary
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    The '88 Election & the Future of Judiciary

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  • Is the Separation of Powers Dead
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    Is the Separation of Powers Dead?

    This is a debate on the question of whether or not the separation of powers is dead. Fried argues that it is. He blames its demise upon the “consensus” type of law practiced in the Garcia…

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  • Preparing for Presidential Transition  PM
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    Preparing for Presidential Transition - P.M.

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