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  • Supreme Court Landmark Case emBaker v Carrem
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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Baker v. Carr

    Theodore Olson and Douglas Smith talked about the 1962 Supreme Court case Baker v. Carr, in which the court ruled that the drawing of election districts was a constitutional rather than a political question…

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    Taking on Iran

    Abraham Sofaer talked about his book, Taking on Iran, in which he argues that the U.S. should stand up to Iran by directly confronting the country’s Revolutionary Guard Corps and its surrogates,…

    342 views
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    Taming Globalization

    John Yoo looks at the role that international law plays in the U.S. legal system and argues that Congress and the executive branch, not the courts, should be in charge of enforcing (or not…

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  • Hearing on Terrorist Attacks Day 1 Part 3
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    Hearing on Terrorist Attacks, Day 1 Part 3

    Scholars testified about the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S.

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  • National Airline Commission Report Part 2
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    National Airline Commission Report Part 2

    Members of the National Commission to Ensure a Strong, Competetive Airline Industry discussed their mission to determine necessary and practical reforms to restore the economic vitality of the…

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  • National Airline Commission Report Part 1
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    National Airline Commission Report Part 1

    The participants discussed the state of the U.S. airline industry. Members of the commission discussed their mission to restore economic stability to the airline industry. They discussed…

    56 views
  • International Airline Competition
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    International Airline Competition

    The commission heard testimony from a panel of heads of domestic and international airlines on competition between airlines for market shares in international travel. Issues raised in the…

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  • US Airline Industry Deregulation
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    U.S. Airline Industry Deregulation

    The commission heard testimony from academicians and airline industry representatives on the effect of deregulation on the U.S. airline industry during the 1980s. The commission is holding…

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  • Kidnapping Suspects Abroad
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    Kidnapping Suspects Abroad

    The subcommittee examined the implications of a recent Supreme Court decision that upheld a 1989 opinion of the Justice Department that affirmed the right of the FBI and DEA to kidnap…

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  • Justice Brennans Tenure on the Court
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    Justice Brennan's Tenure on the Court

    Last summer Justice William Brennan resigned from the Supreme Court for health reasons. Mr. Sofaer, counsel for the Department of State, and Mr. Lyons discussed the former Justice’s…

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  • War Powers Act
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    War Powers Act

    Participants discussed the War Powers Resolution Act and its ramifications with respect to U.S. military forces in the Persian Gulf. President Bush’s response to the crisis was also…

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  • USIranian Relations
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    U.S.-Iranian Relations

    The subcommittee hears testimony to examine the economic and political situation in Iran, the status of efforts by Iran to recover assets frozen by the United States, the status of Iranian…

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  • 1973 War Powers Resolution
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    1973 War Powers Resolution

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  • William WebsterForeign Policy Panel
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    William Webster/Foreign Policy Panel

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  • International Law
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    International Law

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  • Treaty Power
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    Treaty Power

    Panelists discussed the treaty power granted to the executive branch through the U.S. Constitution and how it is limited by the “advice and consent” of the Senate and the significance of…

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  • ABM Treaty
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    ABM Treaty

    Witnesses testified on S.R. 167, The ABM Treaty Interpretation Resolution. Note: This is an incomplete program.

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  • Marcos Plan to Invade

    Marcos Plan to Invade

    The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs held a hearing to gather testimony about plans by Filipino radical and former dictator Ferdinand Marcos to invade the Republic…

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