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  • Role of Vice President
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    Role of Vice President

    Former Vice President Dick Cheney, former Attorney General Edwin Meese, and law professor Douglas Kmiec talked about the vice presidency, choosing a running mate, and the balance of power. They also provided their…

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    Lift Up Your Hearts

    Professor Douglas Kmiec talked about his book, Lift Up Your Hearts: A True Story of Loving Your Enemies, Tragically Killing Your Friends, and the Life That Remains, and his life in politics. This…

    270 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
  • Finding Common Ground on Abortion Policy
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    Finding Common Ground on Abortion Policy

    Participants talked about President Obama’s call to find common ground in the debate over abortion and stem cell research, explored ways to engage in meaningful debate on the issues, and talked about…

    746 views
  • Judicial Opinion Writing
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    Judicial Opinion Writing

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

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  • Writing Judicial Opinions
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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…

    397 views
  • Health Care Reform
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    Health Care Reform

    Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson, a four-term governor of Wisconsin, talked about health care from the constitutional perspective of choice or mandates. Former Senate Majority…

    231 views
  • Arguing Before the Supreme Court
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    Arguing Before the Supreme Court

    Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and his former colleague in the Solicitor General’s office, attorney Carter Phillips, talked about Supreme Court advocacy and deliberation. The conversation…

    800 views
  • State of the Union Panel
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    State of the Union Panel

    A panel discussion on the topic “Current Interest: State of the Union,” was moderated by Larry Mantle. Topics included Iraq, the American media, and other issues. The panelists responded to…

    89 views
  • First Year of the Roberts Court
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    First Year of the Roberts Court

    In a portion of a symposium reviewing the 2005-2006 U.S. Supreme Court term, panelists talked about the new justices on the court, Chief Justice Roberts and Associate Justice Alito, and the…

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  • Separation of Powers
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    Separation of Powers

    The opening plenary session of the annual convention of the American Constitution Society was titled gSeparation of Powers: Restoring the Balance Among the Branches. h Panelists spoke about…

    216 views
  • Samuel Alito Supreme Court Nomination
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    Samuel Alito Supreme Court Nomination

    Following the announcement by President Bush, Mr. Hurt spoke about the U.S. Supreme Court nomination of Judge Samuel Alito. He discussed the conservative record of the nominee and the possible schedule…

    56 views
  • Supreme Court Watch
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    Supreme Court Watch

    Mr. Kmiec talked about the nomination of Judge John Roberts as President Bush’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.

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  • Supreme Court Nomination Reaction
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    Supreme Court Nomination Reaction

    Mr. Kmiec spoke via telephone about President Bush’s nomination of Judge John Roberts to replace Justice O’Connor on the U.S. Supreme Court.

    11 views
  • Supreme Court Term Review
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    Supreme Court Term Review

    Legal experts and journalists talked about the most recent Supreme Court tem and several decisions made, including those affecting Affirmative Action, a Texas sodomy law, privacy rights,…

    47 views
  • Judicial Confirmation Process Review
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    Judicial Confirmation Process Review

    Senators and witnesses discussed possible changes to Senate rules governing filibusters and extended debate. At issue was the requirement that a 2/3 majority vote was needed to limit debate…

    95 views
  • America and the Courts
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    America and the Courts

    On America and the Courts this week, two commencement addresses and a special reading by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. First, from May 3, 2003, White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales delivered remarks to…

    262 views
  • War Powers Act
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    War Powers Act

    Mr. Kmiec discussed the War Powers Act and its origins and interpretation by Congress and the President in light of a possible U.S. military attack on Iraq. He responded to audience…

    100 views
  • Democracy and Debate in Time of Crisis
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    Democracy and Debate in Time of Crisis

    The guests discussed the effects of September 11 on American political debate. They also responded to questions from students in the audience. Ms. Huffington participated by video…

    21 views
  • Nomination and Confirmation Process
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    Nomination and Confirmation Process

    Witnesses testified about the confirmation process and whether judicial nominees needed to affirmatively demonstrate they merit lifetime appointments to the federal bench, or whether the Senate…

    328 views
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