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  • Sandra Day OConnor  First Woman on Supreme Court
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    Sandra Day O'Connor - First Woman on Supreme Court

    In 1981, President Ronald Reagan nominated Sandra Day O’Connor to be the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court. Panelists including author Evan Thomas and one of O’Connor’s sons discussed the…

  • President Trump Presents Medal of Freedom to Edwin Meese
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    Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony for Edwin Meese

    President Trump presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to former Attorney General Edwin Meese, who served under President Reagan from 1985 to 1988.

  • Senator Hatch on the Constitution and the Courts
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    Senator Hatch on the Constitution and the Courts

    Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) talked about the history of judicial confirmations. He also commented at length about the confirmation hearings of Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Clarence Thomas.…

  • Ronald Reagan Communism and Pope John Paul II
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    Ronald Reagan, Communism, and Pope John Paul II

    Ronald Reagan’s attorney general, Edwin Meese, talked about the 40th president’s views on communism and his relationship with Pope John Paul II at a conference organized by the White House Writers Group. The…

  • Role of the Judiciary Branch
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    Role of the Judiciary Branch

    The Heritage Foundation held a debate on role of the judicial branch in a democratic system. Two legal experts talked about whether the president and Congress are legally required to abide…

  • Judge Brett Kavanaugh Speaks About Separation of Powers 2017
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    Separation of Powers

    Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals spoke about the role played by the judiciary branch in maintaining the separation of powers between the government’s…

  • 2017 National Lawyers Convention Jeff Sessions
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    2017 National Lawyers Convention, Jeff Sessions

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered keynote remarks at the Federalist Society’s National Lawyers Convention in Washington, D.C. Attorney General Sessions announced that the Justice Department is now…

  • William Bratton Discusses Policing in America
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    Policing in America

    Former New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton and other law enforcement professionals talked about community policing. They discussed the challenges and successes of police…

  • Justice Department Considering WhiteCollar Crime Policy Change
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    Rod Rosenstein Remarks at Heritage Foundation

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein spoke about the significance and importance of the Constitution and the rule of law. Mr. Rosenstein stressed that in promoting the rule of law the…

  • Trump Administration and Judicial Confirmation Process
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    Trump Administration and Judicial Confirmation Process

    Republican lawyers talked about the federal judicial confirmation process and how it changed with President Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to be a Supreme Court justice. After the…

  • Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Delivers Remarks at the Heritage Foundation
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    Justice Thomas Remarks at the Heritage Foundation

    Justice Clarence Thomas was interviewed at a Heritage Foundation event to mark the 25th anniversary of his being sworn in to the Supreme Court. He reflected on his time on the Court,…

  • Role of Vice President
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    Role of Vice President

    Former Vice President Dick Cheney, former Attorney General Edwin Meese, and law professor Douglas Kmiec talked about the vice presidency, choosing a running mate, and the balance of power. They also provided their…

  • Discussion on the Premiership of Margaret Thatcher
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    Life and Career of Margaret Thatcher

    Panelists discussed the legacy of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, her character, her successes, and the challenges she faced during her time in office from 1979 to 1990. “Baroness…

  • Representative Mike McCaul RTX on Islamic Extremism
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    Representative McCaul on Islamic Extremism

    House Homeland Security Committee Chair Mike McCaul (R-TX) talked about the threat of Islamist extremism and the need to fight it overseas. He described what he called the “new age of terror,”…

  • Gilbert Robinson on emReagan Rememberedem
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    Reagan Remembered

    Ambassador Gilbert Robinson talked about his book Reagan Remembered, a collection of accounts about President Reagan submitted by 81 men and women who played important roles in his…

  • Remarks on Repointing the Constitution
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    Constitutional Law and Judicial Restraint

    Judge Janice Rogers Brown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia delivered the seventh Joseph Story Distinguished Lecture at the Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III…

  • FBI Reforms Post 911
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    FBI Reforms Since the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001

    Security policy experts testified on FBI reform efforts since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In the first panel, FBI Director James Comey cited cyber crime and homegrown…

  • Judge Diarmuid OScannlain on Judicial Restraint
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    Judge Diarmuid O'Scannlain on Judicial Restraint

    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain talked about the Constitution and the rule of law. He focused on the legacy of the Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States,…

  • The Constitution and the Role of the President
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    The Constitution and the Role of the President

    Edwin Meese III spoke about George Washington, the U.S. Constitution and the powers of the presidency. Mr. Meese served as the 75th U.S. attorney general and as counselor to the president…

  • The Constitution and Its Promise
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    The Constitution and Its Promise

    Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy spoke at the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Legal and Judicial Studies as part of the foundation’s lecture series “Preserve the Constitution.” He said…

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