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  • emThe Progenyem
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    The Progeny

    Lee Levine and Stephen Wermiel talked about their book, The Progeny: Justice William J. Brennan’s Fight to Preserve the Legacy of New York Times v. Sullivan. This program was part of the the…

    727 views
  • Discussion on Religion and the Supreme Court
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    Supreme Court and Religion

    Legal experts and journalists talked about the influence of faith and religion religion in the way U.S. Supreme Court justices review and decide cases. After a long history of Protestant domination, the…

    569 views
  • 201415 Supreme Court Term Preview
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    Supreme Court 2014 Term Preview

    Former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal and legal scholars previewed the 2014-2015 Supreme Court term. Among the cases they discussed were racial gerrymandering of congressional…

    1,114 views
  • 50th Anniversary of emNew York Times v Sullivanem
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    50th Anniversary of New York Times v. Sullivan

    Co-authors Lee Levine and Stephen Wermiel talked about their book, The Progeny: Justice William J. Brennan’s Fight to Preserve the Legacy of New York Times v. Sullivan, in which they tell the…

    442 views
  • Health Care Law
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    Health Care Law

    Panelists talked about different aspects of the Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act, the health care law. Panelists included faculty in the areas of constitutional law,…

    168 views
  • emJustice Brennan Liberal Championem
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    Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion

    Seth Stern and Stephen Wermiel recount the life and career of Supreme Court Justice William Brennan (1906-1997). Utilizing access to documents granted by the former justice prior to his death and…

    294 views
  • Federal Control of Executive Pay
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    Federal Control of Executive Pay

    Kenneth Feinberg talked about the role of the federal government in executive pay. He had been appointed as a special administrator to oversee executive compensation of financial firms and…

    1,504 views
  • Supreme Court Confirmation Process
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    Supreme Court Confirmation Process

    Liberal and conservative veterans of past Supreme Court battles talked about the confirmation process. Topics included the nomination process, the types of questions asked in confirmation…

    228 views
  • Guantanamo Detainees
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    Guantanamo Detainees

    A moot court on “Guantanamo Detainees and the Military Commissions Act” was held in the McGlothlin Court Room as part of the College of William and Mary School of Law 20th Annual Supreme…

    238 views
  • National Security and the First Amendment
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    National Security and the First Amendment

    As part of a forum titled, “Professional Issues in National Security,” the panelists discussed national security, censorship, and the First Amendment. Topics included leaks to the press,…

    148 views
  • The Rehnquist Court
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    The Rehnquist Court

    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…

    87 views
  • Supreme Court Watch
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    Supreme Court Watch

    Professor Wermiel participated by telephone, talking about the role that religion plays in the Supreme Court confirmation process.

    14 views
  • Supreme Court Nominations
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    Supreme Court Nominations

    Mr. Belz and Mr. Wermiel talked about Justice O’Connor’s resignation and the Supreme Court nominations process. Among the topics they addressed were past selection criteria, nomination…

    46 views
  • The Pledge of Allegiance
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    The Pledge of Allegiance

    Professors Destro and Wermiel debated the constitutionality of the phrase, “One nation under God,” in the Pledge of Allegiance. Professor Niles served as moderator. After their prepared…

    85 views
  • Personal Information Privacy
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    Personal Information Privacy

    The panel “They Want Your Secrets: Personal Information Privacy in the Post-9/11 World” was moderated by Stephen Wermiel, professor, American University, Washington College of Law. The panelists were:…

    143 views
  • Journalists Privilege
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    Journalists' Privilege

    Federal prosecutors and journalists discussed the issue of reporters' privilege and the ability of journalists to protect confidential sources. Matt Cooper detailed the case against him to reveal…

    23 views
  • Pledge of Allegiance Supreme Court Case
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    Pledge of Allegiance Supreme Court Case

    The panelists debated a recent lawsuit that challenged the California requirements for teachers' leading students in the Pledge of Allegiance. A lower court ruled that the phrase “under…

    136 views
  • Media Coverage and Government Security
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    Media Coverage and Government Security

    Participants spoke to students about media coverage of the war on terrorism and reporting on sensitive national security material. Among the issues they addressed were Defense Department…

    35 views
  • Federalism
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    Federalism

    Panelists discussed federalism cases that will come before the Supreme Court in the current term. First, Professor Chermerinsky discussed the effects that past federalism cases have had,…

    174 views
  • Supreme Court and Federalism
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    Supreme Court and Federalism

    Mr. Wermiel talked about U.S. Supreme Court history by examining Marbury v. Madison and McCullouch v. Maryland. He also responded to viewer comments and questions.

    780 views
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