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    American Founding and Crisis of the House Divided

    Professor Hadley Arkes taught a class on the intellectual origins of the American system of laws and government. He described the influence of Aristotle and Enlightenment thinkers on the…

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    Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decisions

    Catholic legal scholars talked about the legal and religious issues from the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings on two same-sex marriage cases the previous week. The justices invalidated a provision of the federal Defense of…

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    Future of American Culture, Part 1

    Participants talked about the future of American culture at the 2010 Ronald Reagan Symposium. They spoke about a variety of issues including the legacy of President Reagan, contemporary…

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    Future of American Culture, Part 2

    Participants talked about the future of American culture at the 2010 Ronald Reagan Symposium. They spoke about a variety of issues including the legacy of President Reagan, contemporary…

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    Same-Sex Marriage

    The House Judiciary Subcommittee heard testimony concerning the Defense of Marriage Act from activists, state legislators and others.

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    Same-Gender Marriage

    The panel talked about their support of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) of 1996. DOMA codified heterosexual-only marriage in federal law and banned the transfer of gay marriage between states. The…

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    Death Penalty

    The participants debated the resolution that called for the abolishment of the death penalty in the United States. Mr. Ed Koch, Former New York City Mayor, moderated the debate and…

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    Same-Sex Marriage Debate

    Participants debated the question, “Should Government Accept Same-Sex Marriage?” Arguing “yes” was Mary Bonauto, attorney for Massachusetts' GLAD chapter, who argued the Massachusetts Supreme Court…

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    Saddam Hussein Trial

    Scholars talked about the trial of Former Iraqi Leader Saddam Hussein. Among the issues they addressed were the nature and composure of the tribunal, the possibility of the death penalty,…

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    Presidential Scholars

    Professors Ribuffo and Arkes talked about the history of inaugurations. Live shots were shown of workers at the U.S. Capitol preparing the platforms for the Inaugural ceremony. They also…

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    The Four Horsemen of the Supreme Court

    After a brief introduction by Chief Justice of the Supreme Court William Rehnquist, Professor Hadley Arkes, Amherst College Political Science Professor, discussed the Four Horsemen, four…

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    The Conservative Movement Today

    Participants talked about the origins of the conservative movement in America, the goals of the movement and how to keep the movement alive in the future. After their comments they answered…

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    Homosexuality in the Media

    Michael Medved talked about homosexuality and its presence in public life in the United States. He talked about the media event of comedienne Ellen Degeneres “coming out” on her television…

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