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  • emNorth of Havanaem
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    North of Havana

    Attorney Martin Garbus talked about the case of the Cuban Five, who were charged by the U.S. government with espionage and conspiracy to commit murder in the 1990s.

  • Recollections on Lenny Bruce
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    Recollections on Lenny Bruce

    Lenny Bruce’s lawyer, writing collaborator, and friends shared personal accounts of the comedian’s life and legacy. This program was part of a two-day conference commemorating the recent…

  • 2008 National Book Awards Ceremony
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    2008 National Book Awards Ceremony

    The National Book Foundation presented the 59th Annual National Book Awards for best book in each of the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature. Actor,…

  • emThe Next 25 Yearsem
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    The Next 25 Years

    Mr. Garbus talked about his book The Next 25 Years: The New Supreme Court and What It Means for Americans, published by Seven Stories Press. Trial lawyer and legal commentator Martin Garbus…

  • Media and the Courts
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    Media and the Courts

    Panelists evaluated the arguments for and against cameras in federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. They speculated about the impact C-SPAN could have on the U.S. judicial…

  • Book TV  Promoting Citizens Literacy
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    Book TV: Promoting Citizens' Literacy

    Panelists discussed the impact of BookTV on the literacy movement. They spoke about a recent report from the National Endowment for the Arts that claimed that reading in the U.S. is in decline. They spoke about…

  • Conservatives and the Federal Courts
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    Conservatives and the Federal Courts

    Panelists talked about what they perceive as an effort to fill the federal judiciary with conservative judges. The first panel focused on potential problems that could result if the federal…

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    Courting Disaster: The Supreme Court

    Mr. Garbus talked about his book Courting Disaster: The Supreme Court and the Unmaking of American Law, published by Times Books. In it he raises questions about the Supreme Court. He…

  • Violence in America Reel Life vs Real Life
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    Violence in America: Reel Life vs. Real Life

    Participants talked about the impact of film violence on society. Topics addressed by the forum included the effectiveness of the ratings system, the balance between box office demand and…