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  • Role of Congress in National Security
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    Role of Congress in National Security

    New York University Law School and Sidley Austin law firm co-hosted a forum on the role of Congress in national security oversight. Among the speakers were former White House Counsels Don…

  • Senator Mazie Hirono Delivers Keynote Address at American Constitution Society Convention
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    American Constitution Society for Law and Policy Convention

    Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) delivered the keynote address at the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy’s 2019 convention. She criticized Republicans for packing the federal courts with…

  • Washington Journal Bob Bauer Discusses President Trumps Voter Fraud Commission
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    Bob Bauer on President Trump's Voter Fraud Commission

    Bob Bauer, former co-chair of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration, talked about President Trump’s voter fraud commission and efforts to improve the integrity of federal…

  • Jen Psaki and Ruth Marcus Discuss Role of Media in 2016 Election
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    Role of Media in the 2016 Election

    White House Communications Director Jen Psaki and Washington Post editor and columnist Ruth Marcus participated in a discussion on the role of media during the 2016 election season. They discussed the changing…

  • Discussion Focuses on Campaign Finance Reform
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    Campaign Finance Reform Panel

    Panelists discussed campaign finance reform and the implications if approved. “The State and Direction of Campaign Finance” was the second panel of the day-long inaugural Sidley Austin Forum on…

  • Fred Yang Discusses Polling in Campaign 2016
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    Fred Yang on 2016 Campaign Polling

    Democratic pollster Frederick Yang spoke about the use of political surveys and polling data during the 2016 election cycle. “A Perspective (on the Numbers) on the 2016 Presidential Election
” was…

  • Vice President Biden Speaks About 2016 Presidential Election
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    Vice President Joe Biden on Elections and Democracy

    Vice President Joe Biden spoke about the importance of governing and listening to all constituents concerns. This was the keynote address of the day-long inaugural Sidley Austin Forum on “A New…

  • Federal Officials Discuss Election Day Preparations
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    Election Operations and Administration

    The Louisiana and West Virginia Secretaries of State outlined the steps taken to ensure a fair election at a discussion hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C. Election…

  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Presides Over em1984em Mock Trial
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    1984 Mock Trial

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg presided over the mock trial of Winston vs. Oceania, a case based on George Orwell’s book, 1984. Justice Ginsburg is joined by a panel of judges including Justice Stephen Breyer and…

  • Discussion on Vice Presidential Candidate Selection Process
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    Vice Presidential Candidate Selection Process, Panel 1

    Political experts, including former staff members from the Obama, Romney, and McCain presidential campaigns, talked about the process of choosing a vice presidential candidate and offered…

  • Discussion on the Future of US Election Laws and Policy
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    Voting Access and Election Administration

    Members of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration (PCEA) and White House counsel Neil Eggleston talked about various aspects of the voting process in federal elections. They also…

  • Hearing on Improving Elections
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    U.S. ElectionProceedures

    Co-chairs for the President’s Commission on Election Administration testified on their recommendations for improving U.S. election proceedures. Committee members studied problems plaguing…

  • Election Commission CoChairs on Voting Improvements
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    Presidential Commission on Election Administration Findings

    Members of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration discussed the report they had just presented to President Obama, The American Voting Experience: Report and Recommendations of…

  • Election and Voting Reform Panel 1
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    Election and Voting Reform, Panel 1

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    The secretaries of state of Ohio, Jon Husted (R), and Minnesota, Mark Ritchie (D) talked about ending partisanship in politics and government with the Bipartisan Policy Center’s John Fortier.…

  • Campaign Finance and emCitizens Unitedem Decision
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    Campaign Finance and Citizens United Decision

    Political scholars examined the consequences of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision and its impact on elections and politics. Former Election Commission…

  • Judicial Nominations in 2011
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    Judicial Nominations in 2011

    White House Counsel Robert Bauer spoke about the Obama administration’s judicial nominees and the confirmation process. He noted a number of stalling tactics that Senators had used to slow…

  • emCitizens United v Federal Election Commissionem Preview
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    Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Preview

    Panelists discussed upcoming the Supreme Court case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (FEC). The case stems from a lower court case appeal in which the United States District Court for the…

  • Lobbying Rule Changes
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    Lobbying Rule Changes

    The House Rules Committee held an original jurisdiction hearing on revising the lobbying gift and travel rules. Topics included transparency, banning gifts from lobbyists, and measuring the…

  • Competition For Congress
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    Competition For Congress

    Participants talked about the impact of campaign finance reform legislation on the 2004 presidential elections, the political process in general, and forms of issue advocacy. The panel…

  • Federal Election Commission Oversight
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    Federal Election Commission Oversight

    Three panels appeared before the Senate Rules Committee to address concerns over enforcement of campaign finance law. Senators McCain and Feingold testified on what they see as an unwillingness of the…

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