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  • Discussion Focuses on President Trumps Revised Travel Ban
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    Trump Administration Travel Ban

    The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies hosted a discussion on the Trump administration’s most recent executive order on U.S. immigration and refugee policy,…

  • Refugee Resettlement
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    Refugee Resettlement

    Experts talked about the successes, challenges, and future of the United States refugee resettlement program, as well as refugee resettlement around the globe. They spoke at the Migration Policy…

  • emCaperton v Massey Coalem and the Recusal of State Court Judges
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    Caperton v. Massey Coal and the Recusal of State Court Judges

    Panelists talked about the impact of Caperton v. Massey Coal on the recusal of state judges. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June 2009 on circumstances under which judges should recuse…

  • Judiciary and Financial Markets
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    Judiciary and Financial Markets

    Sandra Day O’Connor delivered opening remarks on the growing influence of money in state judicial races. She talked about the perspective of businesses on the judiciary and possible solutions for restoring…

  • emIn the Ringem Book Party
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    In the Ring: Book Party

    Robert Bennett talked about his memoir In the Ring: The Trials of a Washington Lawyer. In his book, Mr. Bennett chronicles his life from growing up in Brooklyn to representing numerous high…

  • British and US Legal Systems
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    British and U.S. Legal Systems

    Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Law Lord Brenda Hale talked about the differences between the British and United States legal systems. Topics included their experiences being among the first women in…

  • Congressional Distinguished Service Award
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    Congressional Distinguished Service Award

    Congressional Distinguished Service Awards were presented to Father Robert Drinan, outgoing CIA director Porter Goss, Ambassador Lindy Boggs, and Vice President Richard Cheney. Speaker Hastert said the…

  • Combating Terrorism and Domestic Surveillance
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    Combating Terrorism and Domestic Surveillance

    Attorney General Gonzales spoke to students about law enforcement efforts to combat global terrorism and defended the Bush administration’s use of intelligence assets to perform domestic…

  • Combating Terrorism
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    Combating Terrorism

    Following Attorney General Gonzales' defense of domestic surveillance programs by the Bush administration in efforts to combat terrorism, legal scholars talked to students about the remarks…

  • Alito Supreme Court Nomination
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    Alito Supreme Court Nomination

    Senator Leahy spoke about the U.S. Supreme Court nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr., the Supreme Court, and presidential power. He announced his opposition to the nomination of Judge Alito…

  • Hurricane Katrina Aftermath
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    Hurricane Katrina Aftermath

    In his first speech on urban policy since hurricane disasters along the Gulf Coast, Former New Orleans Mayor Morial talked about his trip to New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, the…

  • US and International Law
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    U.S. and International Law

    Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor spoke about the relationship of international law to the U.S. Supreme Court at the dedication ceremony for the Eric E. Hotung International Law…

  • Immigration and Homeland Security
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    Immigration and Homeland Security

    The panelists talked about the plan to make the Immigration and Naturalization Service part of the new Department of Homeland Security. Following their prepared remarks, they responded to…

  • Refugee Migration
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    Refugee Migration

    Mr. McNamara talked about the United Nations' role in refugee protection and humanitarian efforts around the world. He also talked about several scandals in the High Commission on Refugees…

  • Independent Counsel Statute Reauthorization
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    Independent Counsel Statute Reauthorization

    The panelists discussed whether to change the law that created independent counsel which was established in 1978 and is up for reauthorization by Congress next year.

  • Immigration Policy and Hemispheric Relations
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    Immigration Policy and Hemispheric Relations

    Participants discussed the connection between U.S. immigration policy and U.S. relations with Latin American nations. They examined recent changes to immigration law have raised concerned…

  • Naturalization Practices
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    Naturalization Practices

    Subcommittee members heard testimony concerning alleged problems, discrepancies and irregularities in how many legal immigrants are naturalized. They focused on areas such as how they are…