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    Interpreting Article I of the U.S. Constitution

    Article I of the U.S. Constitution enumerates the design, powers and limits of the legislative branch of the federal government. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jack Rakove and Margaret…

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    An Argument Open to All

    Sanford Levinson talked about his book An Argument Open to All: Reading “The Federalist” in the 21st Century, in which he looks at the political thinking of the framers of the Constitution.…

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    Preserving the Constitution

    Panelists talked about whether the U.S. Constitution was archaic and inefficient, and whether it should remain the basis for the American system of government. The Constitution’s supporters…

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    Framed: America's Fifty-One Constitutions and the Crisis Over Governance

    Sanford Levinson compares the U.S. Constitution to the constitutions of the 50 states and argues that in many ways the state constitutions are better. Professor Levinson responded to…

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    Use of Executive Branch Powers

    Law professors and authors talked about Executive Branch power, the Constitution, and Congress. They focused on the role of Executive branch officials in making high-level policy decisions,…

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    Constitutional Faith

    Professor Sanford Levinson talked about his book, Constitutional Faith, in which he argues that the U.S. Constitution is worshiped to a degree that it is unhealthy for our democracy. The…

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    Watergate and Presidential Accountability

    Watergate journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein participated in a panel discussion on “Watergate and Presidential Accountability” which was moderated by Bruce Buchanan. Scholars examined how the…

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    The Constitution and American Culture

    Sanford Levinson talked about the role of the Constitution in American culture, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Professor Levinson asserts that the Constitution…

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    Judicial Selection

    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and a Georgetown law professor participated in a panel discussion on the history of the Court, the life of a…

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    Marbury v Madison History

    At a forum titled “Marbury at 200: Bicentennial Celebration of Marbury v. Madison” participants talked about the impact of the decision on American politics and jurisprudence.

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    Nomination and Confirmation Process

    Witnesses testified about the confirmation process and whether judicial nominees needed to affirmatively demonstrate they merit lifetime appointments to the federal bench, or whether the Senate…

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    Supreme Court Term

    Professor A.E. Dick Howard, University of Virginia School of Law, moderated this discussion among four law professors of the Supreme Court term thus far. They examined the major cases decided by…

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  • First Amendment

    Professor Stanford Levinson talked about how the founding fathers would react to the current interpretation of the First Amendment.

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