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  • Discussion on Internet Privacy and Surveillance
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    Government Surveillance and Privacy Concerns

    Constitutional attorneys Nadine Strossen and David Rivkin debated the privacy concerns of government surveillance, as well as surveillance carried out by businesses. “Balancing Privacy and…

    366 views
  • Energy SelfSufficiency CPAC
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    Energy Self-Sufficiency, CPAC

    Panelists including Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) and the Republican attorneys general of Oklahoma and Arkansas talked about the politics and practicality of energy self-sufficiency.

    723 views
  • Panel Explores Executive Power in Foreign Security Policy
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    Presidential Powers

    A panel discussion was held on presidential power in foreign and security policy. Attorneys and constitutional experts gave an historical perspective on executive power in relation to…

    243 views
  • Supreme Court Term Review Health Care Law
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    Supreme Court Term Review, Health Care Law

    Legal analysts and experts reviewed the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act, the health care law. They analyzed the various aspects of the cases involved in the decision: Chief…

    523 views
  • Supreme Court Health Care Decision
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    Supreme Court Health Care Decision

    Legal experts talked about the Supreme Court’s ruling that upheld the Affordable Care Act, the health care law. The three panelists, all of whom oppose the legislation, discussed the role…

    816 views
  • Supreme Court Health Care Law Decision
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    Supreme Court Health Care Law Decision

    Constitutional and health law scholars, practitioners and commentators talked about the Supreme Court decision that the Affordable Care Act, the health care law, is constitutional. The…

    504 views
  • Presidential Recess Appointments
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    Presidential Recess Appointments

    Legal experts discussed the constitutionality of presidential recess appointments. Two panelists argued that the appointments of Richard Cordray to be the Consumer Financial Protection…

    331 views
  • Presidential Recess Appointments Panel 2
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    Presidential Recess Appointments, Panel 2

    Witnesses testified on President Obama’s recent recess appointments of Richard Cordray as head of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and four commissioners to the National…

    216 views
  • Legality of Afghanistan and Iraq Wars
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    Legality of Afghanistan and Iraq Wars

    Panelists debated the legality of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars and actions taken by the George W. Bush and Obama administrations since the start of them. Topics included the the use of…

    1,061 views
  • 2010 Health Care Law Job Creation and Federal Budget
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    2010 Health Care Law, Job Creation and Federal Budget

    Panelists talked about the impact of the 2010 health care law on the health care system, federal budget, and economy, as well as legal challenges to the law.

    199 views
  • Truth Commission on Bush Administration Policies
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    Truth Commission on Bush Administration Policies

    At a hearing titled “Getting to the Truth Through a Nonpartisan Commission of Inquiry,” legal experts testified about a potential investigation into Bush administration policies ranging…

    768 views
  • Sotomayor Confirmation Hearing Day 4 Professional Associates
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    Sotomayor Confirmation Hearing, Day 4, Professional Associates

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held its fourth day of hearings on the appointment of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the retirement of Justice David Souter.…

    351 views
  • Detention and Trials in the Obama Administration
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    Detention and Trials in the Obama Administration

    In the first of several panels of a day-long event titled, "Counterterroism and the Obama Administration, participants spoke about the detention and trials of terrorist suspects. Among the…

    107 views
  • Guantanamo Bay and Interrogation Rules
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    Guantanamo Bay and Interrogation Rules

    Witnesses testified about prisoner treatment at detention facilities in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as well as authorization of enhanced interrogation techniques by U.S. government officials. Among the topics they…

    776 views
  • Guantanamo Bay and Interrogation Rules
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    Guantanamo Bay and Interrogation Rules

    Legal scholars testified about the detention to terror suspects by the U.S., treatment of detainees, and legal opinions received by the Bush administration on interrogation methods for detainees. The…

    1,079 views
  • Secret Law
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    Secret Law

    The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution held a hearing on the Bush administration’s increasing reliance on secret law and the threat it posed to democratic and accountable…

    571 views
  • CIA Interrogation Tape Investigation
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    CIA Interrogation Tape Investigation

    A panel discussion was held on issues surrounding the destruction of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) interrogation tapes which was revealed the previous month. The destruction of the…

    149 views
  • Federal Laws and Detainee Interrogation
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    Federal Laws and Detainee Interrogation

    Witnesses testified about the applicability of federal criminal laws to the interrogation of detainees.

    214 views
  • Attorney General Nomination Vote
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    Attorney General Nomination Vote

    Mr. Rivkin spoke about the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting to vote on Judge Michael Mukasey’s nomination and the expected recommendation that he be confirmed as attorney general. He also…

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  • Warrentless Domestic Surveillance
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    Warrentless Domestic Surveillance

    Glenn Greenwald, a former constitutional lawyer, and David Rivkin, a former Justice Department official in the Reagan administration, talked about the new warrantless wiretapping law that…

    205 views
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