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  • Jewish Lawyers in Nazi Germany
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    Jewish Lawyers in Nazi Germany

    The American Bar Association and its German counterpart co-hosted a discussion on the fate of thousands of lawyers of Jewish origins during the Nazi regime. Speakers included author Douglas…

  • Former Representative Elizabeth Holtzman on the Vietnam War
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    Former Representative Elizabeth Holtzman on the Vietnam War

    Former Representative Elizabeth Holtzman (D-NY) gave the keynote address at a New York University symposium on lessons from the Vietnam War. She argued that the Vietnam War was a mistake…

  • Elizabeth Holtzman Oral History Interview
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    Elizabeth Holtzman Oral History Interview

    Elizabeth Holtzman (D-NY) talked about the impeachment of President Nixon from her perspective as a freshman in Congress and described the impeachment hearing process. In 1973 she became…

  • Washington Classroom with Elizabeth Holtzman
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    Washington Classroom with Elizabeth Holtzman

    Former U.S. Representative Elizabeth Holtzman (D-NY) talked about the Watergate scandal. Ms. Holtzman served on the House Judiciary Committee in the summer of 1974 during President Nixon’s…

  • emCheating Justiceem
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    Cheating Justice

    Former Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman argues that former President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney broke several laws and international treaties during their tenure in…

  • After Words with Neal Bascomb
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    After Words with Neal Bascomb

    Neal Bascomb talked about his book Hunting Eichmann: How a Band of Survivors and a Young Spy Agency Chased Down the World’s Most Notorious Nazi (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; March 11, 2009). This is the first…

  • The Nixon Pardon
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    The Nixon Pardon

    Professor Rozell delivered his paper titled, "In Defense of President Ford’s Pardon of Richard M. Nixon," and Professor Pederson delivered his paper, “Ford’s Pardon of Nixon: Machiavellian or…

  • Constitutional Limits of Executive Power
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    Constitutional Limits of Executive Power

    The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing titled “Executive Power and Its Constitutional Limitations” to examine legal and legislative responses to allegations of misconduct and the expansion…

  • emThe Impeachment of George W Bushem
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    The Impeachment of George W. Bush

    Former Democratic Rep. Holtzman talked about the book she co-wrote with Cynthia Cooper, The Impeachment of George W. Bush: A Practical Guide for Concerned Citizens, published by Nation…

  • Presidential Impeachment Proposals
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    Presidential Impeachment Proposals

    Harper’s Magazine hosted a forum titled “Is There a Case for Impeachment?” Panelists talked about the historical provision for and definition of impeachment in the U.S. Constitution, abuses of…

  • emInside the House How Congress Really Worksem
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    Inside the House: How Congress Really Works

    Inside the House: Former Members Reveal How Congress Really Works, published jointly by the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress and University Press of America, consists of a series of…

  • Opposition to War in Iraq
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    Opposition to War in Iraq

    Former members of congress spoke about their opposition to war with Iraq. Following prepared remarks, they responded to questions from the audience.

  • Rally Against Impeachment
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    Rally Against Impeachment

    Scholars, journalists, and celebrities gathered to oppose the impeachment of President Clinton. They argued that the public had been ignored by politicians seeking to further their own…

  • Abuse of Power
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    Abuse of Power

    Members of the Watergate Judiciary Committee testified on behalf of President Clinton saying that the allegations of perjury and obstruction of justice were not as serious as the…

  • The Independent Counsel Statute
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    The Independent Counsel Statute

    Former Rep. Holtzman spoke on the origin of the Independent Counsel statute and the intended purpose of the office. She also addressed the presidential investigation of President Clinton…

  • Impeachment Process
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    Impeachment Process

    Two former members of Congress participated by remote connection. They both were members of the 1974 House Judiciary Committee which voted to impeach President Nixon. They debated the…

  • Personal Information Privacy
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    Personal Information Privacy

    In the second day of hearings on the Freedom of Information Act, committee members heard testimony about three pieces of legislation: H.R. 1281, S. 1090, and a draft bill about private…