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  • Trump Administration and Religious Freedom
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    Trump Administration and Religious Freedom

    Two conservative, Republican lawyers talked about the merits of President Trump’s executive order granting broader religious freedom to individuals and organizations. The discussion was…

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  • ISIS Threat to Religious and Ethnic Minorities Part 6
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    ISIS Threat to Religious and Ethnic Minorities, Part 6

    Georgetown University’s Religious Freedom Project hosted an all-day forum on the threat of ISIS* toward religious and ethnic minorities. This portion included a panel discussion with the…

    143 views
  • Terri Schiavo Case
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    Terri Schiavo Case

    Bobby Schindler, brother of Terri Schiavo, and Robert Destro and David Gibbs, legal counsel to the Schindler family, discussed the Schindler family’s legal and legislative battle to halt the…

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  • 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…

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  • emBush v Schiavoem Oral Arguments
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    Bush v. Schiavo Oral Arguments

    The Florida Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Jeb Bush v. Michael Schiavo. Mr. Schiavo is the husband and legal guardian of Terri Schiavo, who suffered cardiac arrest and fell into a coma in 1990, resulting in brain damage. Michael Schiavo…

    434 views
  • Religious Tests on Judicial Nominations
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    Religious Tests on Judicial Nominations

    The panelists talked about the religious beliefs of judicial nominees and whether it is appropriate to consider those in the confirmation process. The question of freedom of religion was…

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  • Catholic University Law School Commencement
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    Catholic University Law School Commencement

    After receiving the President’s Medal, Mr. Suter addressed the graduates. He emphasized the importance of personal ethics and values.

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  • Religious Freedom and US Foreign Policy
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    Religious Freedom and U.S. Foreign Policy

    Officials spoke about a report on abuses of religious freedom in various countries including China, Russia and the Sudan. The report also contained suggestions for improving religious…

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  • Legal Education Changes
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    Legal Education Changes

    Participants discussed talked about legal education in the 1990s. They compared teaching methods, content and other aspects of legal education over the years. They also talked about how…

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  • Alcohol and Native Americans
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    Alcohol and Native Americans

    The committee heard testimony on the impact of alcohol labelling and marketing on American Indians. Witnesses at the hearing included the U.S. Surgeon General and representatives of American Indian…

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  • Abortion
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    Abortion

    Guests discussed the historical issues of abortion and the Supreme Court. They also discussed the impact of abortion on the confirmation of Supreme Court justices.

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  • Family Planning Legislation
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    Family Planning Legislation

    The committee heard testimony on the Title X 1988 regulations, which authorizes funding for family planning services. Under Title X, funding is not allowed to go toward abortions, but…

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  • White Mountain Apache Tribe
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    White Mountain Apache Tribe

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  • Commission Reauthorization Briefing
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    Commission Reauthorization Briefing

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  • Media View of Civil Rights
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    Media View of Civil Rights

    Various representatives of the media appeared before the United States Civil Rights Commission to discuss the media’s view of civil rights in the country. Some of the topics that were…

    129 views
  • Civil and Constitutional Rights Subcommittee
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    Civil and Constitutional Rights Subcommittee

    Professor Robert Destro testified on his nomination to the Civil Rights Commission. Note: This is an incomplete program.

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  • Civil Rights Commissioners Confirmation Hearing
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    Civil Rights Commissioners Confirmation Hearing

    Nominees and witnesses testified for and against the replacement members for the Commission On Civil Rights. This is an incomplete program.

    230 views