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    Role of Courts in U.S. Democracy

    Participants talked about the role of courts in democracies. Among the topics they addressed were judicial procedures, judicial elections, separation of powers, and case volume. They responded to questions…

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    2011-2012 Supreme Court Term Preview

    Constitutional scholars and attorneys previewed the upcoming Supreme Court term. Among the topics they addressed were cases involving Federal Communications Commission decency rules, the…

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    Open Courts

    Attorneys, judges, and law professors talked about ways to make the courts more open and transparent to the public. Topics included media coverage of major court cases, cameras in…

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    A Tribute to Historian Manning Marable

    A panel discussion was held on the life and work of African-American history scholar, Manning Marable, who died on April 1, 2011, days before the publication of his biography of Malcolm X.…

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    Women in the Legal Profession

    Panel members discussed the successes, continued challenges, and emerging issues faced by women in the legal profession. Topics included whether women read the Constitution differently than men, the existence of a…

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    Presidential Candidates on Judicial Selection

    A panel discussion was held on the criteria that presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain would use when choosing judges for the federal courts. Topics included the appropriate role for the…

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    Presidential Candidates on Judicial Selection

    A panel discussion was held on the criteria that presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain would use when choosing judges for the federal courts. Topics included the appropriate role for the…

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