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  • Discussion Focuses on Judicial Nominations
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    Judicial Nominations

    The Constitution Project held a discussion on Senate Republicans' successful efforts to block President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee D.C. Circuit Court Judge Merrick Garland. Constitutional law…

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  • Discussion Focuses on Separation of Powers and Congressional Oversight
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    Separation of Powers and Congressional Oversight, Part 1

    Ahead of the 2016 presidential elections, law professors, former Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), and former House and Senate staffers talked about congressional oversight powers of the executive branch. The panelists provided historical…

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  • Federal Officials Discuss Government Surveillance
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    Government Surveillance

    Panelists talked about improving government surveillance. The discussion focused on how to protect the civil liberties of private U.S. citizens without sacrificing national security.

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  • Constitutional Champion Awards Ceremony for Senators Patrick Leahy DVT and Rand Paul RKY
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    Annual Constitutional Awards

    Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rand Paul (R-KY) were presented Constitutional Champion Awards by the Constitution Project during the group’s 2015 Constitutional Champions Gala in…

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  • Report on Detainee Treatment Introduction
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    Report on Detainee Treatment, Introduction

    Opening remarks were made as the Constitution Project’s Task Force on Detainee Treatment released a report on the treatment of suspected terrorists during the Clinton, Bush, and Obama…

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  • Future of Guantanamo Prison
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    Future of Guantanamo Prison

    Participants spoke about the future of the detention facility and Guantanamo Bay Cuba and the eventual disposition of detainees at the facility when it closes. Among the topics the…

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  • emThe Challengeem
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    The Challenge

    Jonathan Mahler talked about Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, the Supreme Court case where the attorneys for Guantanamo detainee Salim Hamdan, former driver for Osama bin Laden, challenged the legality of the…

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  • Future of the Death Penalty
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    Future of the Death Penalty

    Mr. Taylor moderated a panel on the use of the death penalty. Among the issues addressed were its ability to deter crime, questions of fair administration, the potential impact of several…

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  • Capital Punishment
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    Capital Punishment

    Following a dramatic performance of “The Exonerated” dealing with issues surrounding the application of the death penalty, former death row inmates talked about their cases, their…

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  • Federal Judicial Vacancies
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    Federal Judicial Vacancies

    Participants focused on how the federal judiciary nomination process could be improved. They examined the increasing number of vacancies in the judiciary that delays the judicial process…

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  • Independent Judicial System
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    Independent Judicial System

    Mr. Cutler and others announced the creation of Citizens for Independent Courts, a bipartisan effort to help support and maintain an independent judiciary in the federal and state courts.…

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  • Constitutional Amendment Process
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    Constitutional Amendment Process

    Professors and law scholars debated how often and under what circumstances the Constitution should be amended. The panelists gave opening statements and then debated the various issues.…

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  • Jury Rights and Responsibilities
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    Jury Rights and Responsibilities

    Legal experts used hypothetical cases to discuss jury nullification and the rights and responsibilities of jury members. “Nullification” is the power of the jury to ignore evidence and acquit a…

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  • Constitutional Amendment Process
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    Constitutional Amendment Process

    This briefing was held for congressional staff and the media and the participants discussed how and when the Constitution should be amended. Sen. Bumpers talked about his career and said he spent most…

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