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  • Judicial Activism vs Judicial Restraint
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    Judicial Activism vs. Judicial Restraint

    Participants spoke on the topic, gJudicial Activism vs. Judicial Restraint: Is the Alito Supreme Court Nomination Sharpening the Debate? h Among the topics they addressed were recent…

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    Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution

    Mr. Taylor interviewed Associate Justice Stephen Breyer about Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution, published by Knopf. In his book, Justice Breyer discussed the Constitution’s ability to adapt…

  • Civil Liberties and Security
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    Civil Liberties and Security

    Commissioners Ben-Veniste and Fielding held a two-part discussion on the balance between liberty and security in the post-September 11 world, including progress on recommendations in the…

  • Moot Court  emRumsfeld v FAIRem
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    Moot Court: Rumsfeld v. FAIR

    The Institute of Bill of Rights Law, part of the William and Mary School of Law, marked the commencement of the new term of the United States Supreme Court with its 18th annual Supreme Court Preview conference. The…

  • Chief Justice Rehnquist and the Supreme Court
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    Chief Justice Rehnquist and the Supreme Court

    Mr. Taylor talked about U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist’s service on the court, his record as chief justice, his personal jurisprudence, how the court has functioned…

  • Judicial Independence
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    Judicial Independence

    The Brookings Institution held a forum on the independence of the judiciary. The forum focused on the appointment and confirmation process, filibustering of nominees, the efforts to strip…

  • War Crimes in Sudan
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    War Crimes in Sudan

    A panel from The Judicial Issues Forum of the Brookings Governance Studies Program talked about the situation in Sudan, international calls for Sudanese accountability in cases of genocide,…

  • The Supreme Court Nomination Process
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    The Supreme Court Nomination Process

    Legal and political analysts discussed the ‘new’ politics of U.S. Supreme Court nominations. They said that federal nominations are now more political and the Supreme Court is seen as a super…

  • Future of the Geneva Conventions
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    Future of the Geneva Conventions

    A panel discussion, titled “Detention and Interrogation of Captured Enemies: Do Law and National Security Clash,” was held on the future of the Geneva Conventions and international norms as…

  • Reshaping the Supreme Court
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    Reshaping the Supreme Court

    Moderated by Mr. Taylor, the panelists talked about the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the nomination of John Roberts to be Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Other topics…

  • Roberts Supreme Court Nomination
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    Roberts Supreme Court Nomination

    Mr. Taylor spoke about the legacy of the late United States Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist and the nomination of Judge John Roberts to the high court. He also responded to…

  • Open Phones
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    Open Phones

    Participating by telephone, Stuart Taylor spoke about the grand jury for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) leak investigation. He talked about the typical process for a grand jury and…