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  • Public Defender System
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    Public Defender System

    The Department of Justice held a symposium on the public defender system. Attorney General Eric Holder gave the keynote address. In his remarks he promised the Justice Department under his…

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  • Race and the American Criminal Justice System
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    Race and the American Criminal Justice System

    The panelists explored whether the American justice system is flawed, and talked about why there is a disproportionate number of black men in prison. Topics included what the justice system does well,…

    383 views
  • Panel on US Prisons and Minorities
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    Panel on U.S. Prisons and Minorities

    Panelists participated in a forum on justice system reform and breaking the cycle of incarceration within minority communities. Among the topics they addressed were the root causes of criminal behavior, racial…

    373 views
  • Racial Preferences in Higher Education
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    Racial Preferences in Higher Education

    A moot court examined the possible debate over exactly who qualifies for racial preferences as America becomes increasingly multiracial. Two law professors, Charles Ogletree and Kathleen Sullivan, argued a…

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  • Separation of Powers
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    Separation of Powers

    The National Association of Women Judges hosted a discussion titled “Separation of Powers: What Does It Mean?” on how the government’s system of checks and balances works. Other topics…

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  • Supreme Court Integration Decision Reaction
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    Supreme Court Integration Decision Reaction

    Participants spoke to reporters on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court to express their reactions to a 5-4 decision the Court had just handed down. The decision restricted the use of race…

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  • Author Interview
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    Author Interview

    Charles Ogletree talked about the book he co-edited, From Lynch Mobs to the Killing State: Race and the Death Penalty in America, published by New York University Press. The interview was…

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  • Threats to Judicial Independence
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    Threats to Judicial Independence

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer participated in a one-hour panel presentation before the ABA House of Delegates on threats to judicial independence. Professor Charles Ogletree…

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  • Judicial Issues
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    Judicial Issues

    Justice Breyer talked about public service at the “Saturday School Program Lecture,” a program begun in 1988 by Professor Charles Ogletree, Jr., to promote dialogue and provide feedback…

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  • Prison and Sentencing Reform
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    Prison and Sentencing Reform

    Participants talked about the CBC Foundation’s report, “Justice on Trial.”

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  • Trial of Thomas Jefferson
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    Trial of Thomas Jefferson

    Chief Justice Rehnquist presided over this mock trial of Thomas Jefferson, which explored alleged inconsistencies between his ideas and actions. The participants examined constitutional,…

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  • Judicial Issues
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    Judicial Issues

    Panelists discussed judicial issues of concern to the public, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and media coverage of the judicial system.

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  • Legal System and the Media
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    Legal System and the Media

    Panelists discussed the relationship between the legal system and the media, and how much information should be available to the public.

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  • Lizzie Borden Moot Court
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    Lizzie Borden Moot Court

    This moot court concerned the case of Lizzie Borden, who in 1892 was accused of murdering her father and stepmother in Fall River, MA. She was later acquitted of the murders. This tribunal was…

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  • US and UK Judicial Reform
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    U.S. and U.K. Judicial Reform

    Two teams of legal experts from the U.K. and the U.S. debated judicial reform and some of the different legal issues practiced in each country. By audience count, the British team won one…

    514 views
  • Race and the Law
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    Race and the Law

    Professor Ogletree moderated this panel discussion on race and the law among judges, law professors and attorneys. They examined a wide range of issues, including the racial injustice…

    125 views
  • Race and the Justice System
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    Race and the Justice System

    Panelists discussed the continuing search for equal justice in the U.S. legal system.

    131 views
  • USEngland Jury Reform Debate
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    U.S.-England Jury Reform Debate

    Following introductory remarks by Justice Kennedy, a team of British judges debated a U.S. team on the question of which country has the better jury system. There were several segments of…

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  • Legal System on Trial
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    Legal System on Trial

    Participants examined how the U.S. adversarial sytem of justice administers justice in both civil and criminal cases. They debated whether the current system makes obtaining justice easier…

    103 views
  • Racial Issues and the Justice System
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    Racial Issues and the Justice System

    Participants discussed the role of race in the American judicial system and their experiences with racism. They recommended methods that might be used to correct these inequalities and…

    118 views
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