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  • Supreme Court Watch
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    Supreme Court Watch

    Professor Tushnet spoke about the U.S. Supreme Court nomination of Judge John Roberts. He discussed judicial activism and how it is a term of abuse used when you disagree with someone.…

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  • Constitutional Issues
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    Constitutional Issues

    Judge Martin and others addressed the national convention of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy on the topic, “Law or Politics: Is There a Progressive Constitution?” Legal…

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  • First Amendment  Free Speech
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    First Amendment: Free Speech

    Professor Tushnet discussed the historical and social importance of the Free Speech Clause in the First Amendment. He responded to audience telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail. This…

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  • Slaughterhouse Cases
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    Slaughterhouse Cases

    Participants discussed the legacy of the slaughterhouse cases which dealt with the interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment. They focused particularly on the strict interpretation of the “privileges and…

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  • Flag Desecration Package
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    Flag Desecration Package

    The Senate voted Tuesday against a constitutional amendment to ban desecration of the U.S. flag. The issue was explored in clips of Senate debate and interviews.

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  • First Amendment Decisions and School Prayer
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    First Amendment Decisions and School Prayer

    Professor Tushnet discussed First Amendment cases decided in the Supreme Court on June 26, 1992 including cases involving religious groups' solicitation at airports and legislation banning “hate…

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  • The Legacy of Earl Warren Part 1
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    The Legacy of Earl Warren, Part 1

    This is the first of a four-part series on the Warren Court, 1953-1969. Two scholars on history and law discussed the historical legacy of the Supreme Court under Chief Justice Earl Warren. Chief…

    131 views
  • Supreme Court Review
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    Supreme Court Review

    Cases discussed The reasons behind the Court’s delay in handing down a decision in Webster v. Reproductive Health Services are discussed along with predictions as to what the decision will…

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