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    Nixon, Ford and the Constitution

    Duquesne University president Ken Gormley taught a class looking at constitutional issues that arose during the presidencies of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He gave particular focus to the Watergate…

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    The Presidents and the Constitution

    Constitutional scholars examine how each president has related to the Constitution and how their respective tenures have affected the document. Panelists included Ken Gormley, editor of The…

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    Chief Justice Rehnquist on the Steel Seizures Case

    Chief Justice William Rehnquist talked about the 1952 U.S. Supreme Court case Youngstown Sheet and Tube v. Sawyer, in which the court limited the power of the president to seize property when it ruled 6-3…

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    President Ford Pardon of Richard Nixon

    John Logie and Jill Wine-Banks, talked about President Ford’s pardon of President Nixon, and recalled the events that led up to the pardon. President Ford pardoned former President Nixon on…

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    Saturday Night Massacre 40th Anniversary

    William Ruckelshaus, Bob Woodward, Jill Wine-Banks and others spoke at an event commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Saturday Night Massacre, when President Nixon fired Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald…

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    Conversation with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

    Associate Justice Clarence Thomas spoke to college students about his life and career. He focused on the state of racial relations, the operations of the Supreme Court, and pursuing a career in…

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    President Ford's Pardon of Richard Nixon

    Participants in the events talked about President Ford’s decision to pardon Richard Nixon for his involvement in the Watergate scandal. Topics included the possibility of a deal between Ford and Nixon,…

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    Ken Starr Investigation of President Clinton

    Participants spoke about the special counsel investigation of President Clinton and the subsequent impeachment and Senate trial for his affair with Monica Lewinsky. The discussion centered around Ken…

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    After Words with Ken Gormley

    Billed as the definitive account of the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, The Death of American Virtue includes interviews from the key players in the political drama - President…

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    The Courts and the Media

    A panel of judges and journalists talked about the challenges of covering the court and the tensions that sometimes arise between judges having an orderly court and the public’s right to…

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    Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary

    Panelists participated in a symposium on the Brown v. Board of Education 1954 Supreme Court case. Fifty years ago this month the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its landmark decision desegregating…

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    Robert F. Kennedy, Attorney General

    Robert F. Kennedy was posthumously awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree by Duquesne Law School, which was accepted by his widow. Family members and colleagues of the late Senator…

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    Carol Los Mansmann Award

    Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito received the Judge Carol Los Mansmann Award for Distinguished Public Service. The award was presented jointly by several friends of Judge Mansmann. Chief Judge…

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    Archibald Cox: Conscience of a Nation

    Professor Gormley discussed his book, Archibald Cox: Conscience of a Nation, published by Perseus Press. Archibald Cox is usually remembered as the special prosecutor fired by President Nixon in the…

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    Clinton Presidential Pardons

    Justice Department officials testified about the process used by President Clinton in granting pardons before he left office, especially in the case of Marc Rich. Law experts talked about…

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    Archibald Cox: Conscience of a Nation

    Panelists talked about the new book by Ken Gormley, “Archibald Cox: Conscience of a Nation.” Mr. Cox served as Solicitor General and was also the special prosecutor during the Watergate…

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