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  • 2017 National Lawyers Convention Panel on Financial Regulations
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    2017 National Lawyers Convention, Panel on Financial Regulations

    The Federalist Society held their annual National Lawyers Convention in Washington, D.C. This portion of the event included a panel discussion with law professors and financial policy…

  • Soho forum Hosts Debate on US Decisions to Go to War
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    U.S. Involvement in War

    A debate was held on when the United States should go to war. Many Libertarians criticize the government for intervening in foreign conflicts. On the question, ​"The United States should be…

  • Book Discussion on emThe Classical Liberal Constitutionem
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    Classical Liberal Constitution

    Law professor Richard Epstein talked about his book, The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government, with law professor Theodore Ruger. They discussed a…

  • Task Force Releases Report on Detainee Treatment
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    Report on Detainee Treatment

    The Constitution Project’s Task Force on Detainee Treatment released a report on the treatment of suspected terrorists during the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations. The two-year…

  • The Supreme Court and Eminent Domain
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    The Supreme Court and Eminent Domain

    Richard Epstein is the author of Takings: Private Property and the Power of Eminent Domain. In his book he argues that eminent domain has been interpreted too narrowly by the courts. He…

  • Supreme Court 20112012 Term Review
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    Supreme Court 2011-2012 Term Review

    Panelists reviewed Supreme Court decisions in the 2011-2012 term. Among the topics they addressed were cases involving health care, an Arizona immigration law, and the Stolen Valor Act.…

  • Discussion on the US Supreme Court 20112012 Term
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    Discussion on the U.S. Supreme Court 2011-2012 Term

    Journalists spoke about teh 2011-2012 Supreme Court term and several landmark cases, including the decision that largely upheld health care reform in the Affordable Care Act. They also…

  • Technology Regulation
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    Technology Regulation

    Panelists talked about issues related to regulating technology and innovation. Topics included two congressional bills intended to stop Internet piracy, the Food and Drug Administration, and the…

  • emDesign for Libertyem
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    Design for Liberty

    Richard Epstein argues for a return to a smaller, more accountable federal government that operates on clear rules and limits itself in domestic affairs to enforcing laws governing private…

  • emThe Constitution of Liberty The Definitive Editionem
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    The Constitution of Liberty: The Definitive Edition

    A panel discussion was held on the work of philosopher and economist F.A. Hayek. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. Ronald Hamowy moderated. This Cato Institute…

  • Supreme Court 20092010 Term Review Legal Panel
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    Supreme Court 2009-2010 Term Review, Legal Panel

    Legal experts talked about the 2009-2010 Supreme Court term. They focused on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and the future of campaign finance law, as well as the future of…

  • Government and Wealth Redistribution
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    Government and Wealth Redistribution

    Panelists talked about government and wealth redistribution. They responded to questions from audience members following their remarks. This program was part of the Federalist Society 2009…

  • US Economy and Global Financial Markets
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    U.S. Economy and Global Financial Markets

    The panel discussed the origins, ramifications, and possible solutions of the economic crisis of 2008-2009. The panelists spoke on the dynamic intersection of legal studies, economics, and political…

  • Executive Power in Wartime
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    Executive Power in Wartime

    Judge Pryor moderated a panel discussion on the federalist approach to executive power in wartime. The panelists addressed questions such as whether President Bush has acted legally in regard the war in Iraq, whether…

  • emHow Progressives Rewrote the Constitutionem
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    How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution

    Richard Epstein talked about his book How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution, published by Cato Institute. He argued that the U.S. Constitution was essentially rewritten, without benefit…

  • emFree Markets Under Siegeem
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    Free Markets Under Siege

    Richard Epstein talked about his book Free Markets Under Siege. He was interviewed by video remote from Washington, DC, and he responded to audience telephone calls.

  • emSkepticism and Freedomem
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    Skepticism and Freedom

    Professor Epstein discussed his forthcoming book, Skepticism and Freedom: A Defense of Classical Liberalism, published by the University of Chicago Press. The author explained why he…

  • emRattling the Cageem
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    Rattling the Cage

    Panel members discussed animal rights particularly concerning Professor Wise’s book Rattling the Cage: Towards Legal Rights for Animals, published by Perseus. The author argues that basic…

  • Liability Issues for Health Plans
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    Liability Issues for Health Plans

    Participants debated ways of establishing liability and accountability for health maintenance organizations. Among the issues they addressed were the merits of allowing patients to sue…

  • Supreme Court Term Review
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    Supreme Court Term Review

    The panelists reviewed the significant cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court during the 1993-94 term and the impact of the newer justices, including Justice Ginsburg, on the Supreme Court.

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