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    Offensive Speech and the First Amendment

    Legal scholars and academics examined the limits of free speech, including whether the First Amendment protects so-called offensive or “hate speech.” Speakers included representatives from…

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    Historic Supreme Court Oral Argument: Flynt v. Falwell (1987)

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    The series “The Supreme Court and the Movies” continues with the December 2, 1987 oral argument in the free speech case, "Larry Flynt v. Jerry Falwell". Also a clip of the 1996 movie which…

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    Legal Issues in the Military

    Lieutenant General Dana Chipman spoke about a number of legal issues facing the military, including sexual assault, same-sex marriage, religious freedom, and women in combat. Topics included the origins of…

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    First Amendment and National Security

    Commemorating the 100th Birthday of alumnus and former Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell participants spoke at a symposium titled “The Clash Between the First Amendment and National Security in Times of…

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    Publication of Classified Information

    Witnesses testified about the Department of Justice investigation of journalists who publish classified information. Among the topics they addressed were the national security implication…

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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…

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    Telemarketing Practices

    Witnesses testified about the administration of a national “do not call” list to keep consumers from receiving solicitations from unwanted telemarketers. Two federal judges had made rulings…

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    Supreme Court Cases

    Following oral arguments before the Supreme Court, attorneys spoke to reporters about the case which involved cross burning as a means of free expression. They also answered questions from…

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    September 11 and the U.S. Constitution

    At the 2002 annual meeting of the American Bar Association, panelists discussed whether the September 11 attacks will change the U.S. Constitution. They answered questions from the audience…

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    Deliberate Intent

    Mr. Smolla talked about his book Deliberate Intent: A Lawyer Tells the True Story of Murder by the Book, published by Crown Publishing. The book examines a murder that occurred based upon…

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    Falwell v. Hustler Magazine Part 1

    Attorneys and law students discussed the Supreme Court case Falwell v. Hustler Magazine. Professor Smolla talked about Rev. Falwell and Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler magazine, and the lawsuit…

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    Clinton v. Jones Moot Court

    Attorneys argued the case of Clinton v. Jones before a panel of Supreme Court journalists who served as the judges. The Supreme Court on January 13 heard the arguments in the case in which…

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    Year in the Life of the Supreme Court

    A panel of journalists, who covered the U.S. Supreme Court, gathered to talk about their book about the cases from the 1995 term entitled A Year in the Life of the Supreme Court. They…

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    Sexual Harassment

    Academics and journalists argued the U.S. Supreme Court case of Harris v. Forklift Systems in a moot court setting. Their decision was to overturn the lower court’s ruling and to state that…

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    Press Coverage of the Judiciary

    Reporters who cover the federal court system participated in a discussion on the press coverage of the judiciary & current Supreme Court Terms, Sponsored by the Institute of Bill of Rights…

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    Free Speech

    Rodney Smolla, the author of Free Speech in an Open Society, discussed the issue of free speech and how the courts have delt with it in the past. He also discussed the limits of free speech…

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    First Amendment v. National Security

    The Federal Communications Bar Association and the American Bar Association hosted a celebration on the bicentennial of the First Amendment. Panelists spoke about first amendment rights vs.…

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    National Security and Free Speech

    The Anglo-American jurists' exchange meets every four years to allow the participants to study the differences between the two systems of justice. This is done in moot court arguments, this…

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    Falwell vs. Flynt

    Rodney Smolla spoke on his book “Jerry Falwell v. Larry Flynt The First Amendment on Trial.” Smolla appeared on the show America and the Courts hosted by Bruce Collins.

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    Libel Reform: Panel 2

    Lawyers tried to decide whether United States libel laws go too far, and the best possible way to reform those laws.

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