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    Free Speech in France and the United States

    In France, freedom of speech is guaranteed under their Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, but with exceptions - in particular, hate speech. In this program, a panel of…

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    The Free Speech Century

    Columbia University President Lee Bollinger and First Amendment scholar Geoffrey Stone examined the evolution of free speech since the Supreme Court’s 1919 ruling which decided that freedom…

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    U.S. Constitution, Politics and Civic Discourse

    Former Justice David Souter moderated a panel on the U.S. Constitution and its role in shaping civil society. Among the issues they addressed were the state of political discourse,…

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    Author Discussion on Free Speech

    Authors Nadine Strossen and Laura Kipnis talked about free speech. Live, behind-the-scenes footage of the authors was shown after the end of the discussion.

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    First Amendment and Hate Speech Debate

    The National Constitution Center co-hosted a debate in Chicago with the Federalist Society and the American Constitution Society on the First Amendment and hate speech, both on college…

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    Trump Administration and the Rule of Law

    Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal talked about the rule of law and the Trump administration. They spoke at the Aspen Ideas Festival. Ms.…

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    Sex and the Constitution

    Professor Geoffrey Stone talked about his book, Sex and the Constitution: Sex, Religion, and Law from America’s Origins to the Twenty-First Century. This event was part of the Chicago…

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    Sex and the Constitution

    Professor Geoffrey Stone talked about his book Sex and the Constitution: Sex, Religion, and Law from America’s Origins to the Twenty-First Century, in which he provides a history of sex and the…

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    Academic Freedom and Diversity

    Panelists talked about academic freedom and diversity on college campuses. Speakers included a documentary filmmaker, authors, and professors from Yale University and the Universities of…

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    Supreme Court Nomination Process

    Constitutional law scholars spoke at a Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee forum on Republican efforts to postpone a vote on a Supreme Court nominee until after the 2016 presidential…

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    Sex and the Constitution

    Professor Geoffrey Stone, author of the forthcoming book Sexing the Constitution, talked about the history of American law concerning sex and explains how the Supreme Court has come to see…

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    Police Reform and Public Security

    Professor Tracey Meares spoke about police accountability, effectiveness, and lawfulness, as well as law enforcement reforms in states around the country. She was introduced by Professor Geoffrey…

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    In a New Century

    John D’Emilio talked about his book, In a New Century: Essays on Queer History, Politics and Community Life. He spoke with University of Chicago Law School professor Geoffrey Stone. This…

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    Government Surveillance Programs

    Members of the President Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies testified on their recommendations to modify National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance…

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    Restoring Justice: The Speeches of Attorney General Edward Levi

    Panelists talked about the career and examined the speeches of former Attorney General Edward Levi (1911-2000) who took office following the Wategate scandal. The panelists included…

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    Wikileaks,the Espionage Act, and the Constitution

    Constitutional law and national security scholars testified on the constitutionality of prosecuting Wikileaks founder Julian Assange under the 1917 Espionage Act. Among the topics addressed…

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    Let's Get Free

    Paul Butler talked about his book Let’s Get Free: A Hip Hop Theory of Justice (New Press; May 12, 2009). In his book he argues that the American criminal justice system is fundamentally broken…

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    Top Secret: When Our Government Keeps Us in the Dark

    The author and a panel of constitutional scholars discussed the legal questions brought up in Geoffrey Stone’s new book, Top Secret: When Our Government Keeps Us in the Dark. Discussion centered…

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    The Role of the Courts in Times of War

    Panel members discussed the role of the courts in times of war. Topics included handling emergencies, history of court actions during war, possible abuses, chauvinism, treason, and martial law. After…

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    Legal Issues Panel

    Stephen Presser interviewed two authors about their books on legal issues. Jan Crawford Greenburg is the author of Supreme Conflict: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Control of the…

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