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    Access to Government Information

    On the first day of hearings on the freedom of information act, committee members heard testimony from federal officials, persons who have tried to obtain information via the act, and…

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    Supreme Court Stakeout

    Following a debate in the U.S. Supreme Court on the case Dolan vs. the City of Tigard, participants in the case commented outside the building. In this case, the Supreme Court will decide…

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    Property Rights and the Fifth Amendment

    In separate interviews, guests discussed the upcoming decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which they will further define the taking clause established within Lucas v. South Carolina…

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    Harmelin v. Michigan

    The Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of Harmelin v. Michigan, an Eighth Amendment challenge to a Michigan statute that gives a life sentence without parole for possession of more…

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    Flag Protection & the First Amendment

    Two attorneys debated the question: Does the First Amendment prohibit the U.S. from prosecuting protestors who knowingly burn the flag? The following Monday, May 15, 1990, the Supreme Court…

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    Supreme Court Preview

    Members of the Washington Legal Foundation discussed the key cases that were addressed by the new Supreme Court term. They answered audience questions.

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    Supreme Court Review

    The recent Court term is reviewed with particular attention to civil rights issues. Discrimination is discussed in the cases Patterson v. McClean Credit Union and Price v. Waterhouse. In Patterson, racial…

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    Role of ABA in Judicial Nomination Process

    The Senate Judiciary Committee concluded hearings to review the role of the American Bar Association (ABA) in the screening of judicial nominations. U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornburgh…

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    Supreme Court Review

    Cases discussed: Sable Communications v. FCC challenges whether “dial-a-porn” services can be banned by Congress. Browning-Ferris v. Kelco disputes the awarding of punitive damages in a…

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