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    Religious Freedom and Anti-Discrimination Law

    Two legal scholars debated the balance between religious freedom and anti-discrimination laws. The event was held one day before the Supreme Court was to hear oral argument in Masterpiece…

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    Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention, Day 1, Panel 2

    Judge William Pryor, who was on President-elect Trump’s list as a possible U.S. Supreme Court nominee, moderated a discussion on the importance Justice Antonin Scalia placed on the Federalist Papers' views of the…

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    Our Republican Constitution

    Randy Barnett talked about his book Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People, in which he argues that the disagreement between Democrats and Republicans is…

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    Lawless

    Professor David Bernstein talked about his book, Lawless: The Obama Administration’s Unprecedented Assault on the Constitution and the Rule of Law. In his book, Professor Bernstein argues…

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    Religious Liberties for Corporations?

    Ilya Shapiro and David Gans talked about their book, Religious Liberties for Corporations? Hobby Lobby, the Affordable Care Act, and the Constitution, in which they debate the issues…

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    Recess Appointments Debate

    Law professors debated the constitutionality of President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012. The Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the…

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    States' Rights and the Tenth Amendment

    Roger Pilon and Louis Michael Seidman talked about the Tenth Amendment and states' rights. They discussed what the Tenth Amendment entails and the concept of states' rights, the Supreme Court…

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    Gun Rights and the Courts

    Panelists talked about U.S. courts and future cases on gun rights. Topics included recent Supreme Court decisions on an individual’s right to bear arms and the right of state and local…

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    House Republicans and the Constitution

    Roger Pilon talked about the reading of the U.S. Constitution on the House floor, including protests of certain sections of the document that were left out, and plans by House Republicans…

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    Second Amendment Rights and States

    Participants talked about gun control laws and a Supreme Court case scheduled to be argued the following day. In 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court, in District of Columbia v. Heller, struck down…

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    Little Pink House

    A panel discussion was held on Jeff Benedict’s book, Little Pink House: A True Story of Defiance and Courage (Grand Central Publishing; January 26, 2009). The book is about Susette Kelo’s eminent…

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    Libertarian Policy and the Constitution

    Randy Barnett talked about the role of libertarian ideology in the U.S. Constitution. He talked about the history of libertarians. He argued that the Constitution was intended to limit the power and…

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    International Law and Combating Terrorism

    The panel talked about the 2007 Supreme Court term, focusing on the state of Guantanamo Bay detainees and the ability of the federal government to regulate energy markets. They talked about the…

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    The Joe Madison Show

    A live simulcast of the Joe Madison’s “The Black Eagle” show was shown. Topics included the Supreme Court ruling that overturned the D.C. gun ban, sex trafficking, and truckers' reaction to…

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    Supreme Court Cases on First Amendment Issues

    Legal scholars spoke about free speech and First Amendment cases heard by the Supreme Court in the 2006-2007 term. Among the topics they addressed were campaign finance reform laws,…

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    Presidential War Powers

    Panelists spoke about presidential powers during times of war and the Bush administration’s use of executive power in efforts to combat global terrorism and pursue military actions in…

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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…

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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…

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    Judge Roberts and the Constitution

    Professor Seidman and Mr. Pilon talked about the interpretation of the Constitution and privacy rights. They discussed U.S. Supreme Court nominee John Roberts' past views on these issues.…

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    The Privacy Act and the Presidency

    Witnesses testified about the extent to which the Privacy Act applied to the office of the president. Among the topics they addressed were similarities in jurisdiction between the Privacy…

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