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    Religious Freedom in the United States and France

    French and American political scientists and law professors compared religious freedom in the American and French republics. They focused on recent court cases and the influence of…

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    Senator Mike Lee on Executive Power

    Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) talked about executive power under the Constitution.

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    Carney v. Adams Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Carney v. Adams, concerning a Delaware constitutional provision requiring that appointments to the state’s major courts reflect a political balance. James Adams, a…

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    Citizenship Discussion at Hoover Institution

    Former Defense Secretary James Mattis and former Tenth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Michael McConnell joined a panel discussion about citizenship and democracy at Stanford…

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    Department of Justice Religious Liberty Summit

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the creation of a new religious liberty task force at a Religious Liberty Summit hosted by the Justice Department.

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    Horne v. Agriculture Department Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Horne v. Department of Agriculture, docket number 14-275. The case concerns a federal government program that requires growers to turn over large…

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    The Terror Courts

    Jess Bravin talked about his book, The Terror Cours: Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay, in which he discusses the challenges facing military prosecutors as they work to prosecute suspected…

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    Religious Liberty

    Panelists talked about Stanford University Law School’s Religious Liberty Clinic and the types of cases the clinic would handle. Some of the issues they covered included the right to wear a…

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    Supreme Court 2010-2011 Term Review

    Law professors reviewed the major Supreme Court decisions of the October term at the 4th Circuit court of appeals 77th annual judicial conference. Panelists discussed the makeup of the…

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    Executive Power During a Financial Crisis

    Legal experts talked about the legality of the Bush and Obama administrations' efforts to curb the recent financial crisis, focusing on the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and the auto…

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    Supreme Court in 2020

    Legal scholars spoke about the future of the Supreme Court and potential issues for the court in 2020. Among teh topics they addressed were business and economic law, federalism, and social…

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    Judicial Opinion Writing

    America and the Courts (Satuday, Aug. 2nd)

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    Writing Judicial Opinions

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito was joined in conversation about standards of excellence in legal reasoning and how the law’s coherence is principally advanced or impeded in opinion writing. Topics…

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    Guantanamo Detainees

    A moot court on “Guantanamo Detainees and the Military Commissions Act” was held in the McGlothlin Court Room as part of the College of William and Mary School of Law 20th Annual Supreme…

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    Pending Judicial Nominations

    In a portion of a four-hour hearing, committee members heard testimony from Professor McConnell, a University of Utah professor nominated by President Bush to serve on the 10th Circuit…

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    Challenges for the Federal Judiciary

    This panel of respected legal minds, which was moderated by Dean Sullivan, discussed the question of technology and its appropriate use in court rooms. Widespread disagreement emerged on…

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    Philosophy and History of First Amendment

    The Federal Communications Bar Association, a group of attorneys specializing in communications law, sponsored a forum investigating the role and applications of the First Amendment…

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    Supreme Court Preview

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    Supreme Court Review

    Case discussed: Bowen v. Kendrick deals with a federal program to provide sex and pregnancy counseling to teenagers. The case questions whether government money for counseling can go to…

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    Bork Nomination Day 7, Part 2

    Former HUD Secretary (1975-77) Hills testifies in support of the nomination. She recalls her association with Judge Bork at Yale law school and in the Justice Department, where she was an…

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