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  • Utah Abortion Debate
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    Utah Abortion Debate

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  • Justice Scalia Fifth Anniversary
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    Justice Scalia Fifth Anniversary

    The guests discussed Associate Justice Antonin Scalia’s career thus far on the U.S. Supreme Court. Although believed to be a conservative when appointed, some of his decisions have been surprisingly…

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  • Punitive Damages emPacific Mutual v Haslipem
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    Punitive Damages: Pacific Mutual v. Haslip

    Participants in the case Pacific Mutual v. Haslip met with reporters after arguments on the case were heard by the Supreme Court. The Court was asked in the case to determine whether…

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  • Abortion and Government Funded ClinicsemRustem
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    Abortion and Government Funded Clinics:Rust

    Attorneys, clients and advocates in the case Rust v. Sullivan presented their viewpoints to reporters outside the Supreme Court after presenting arguments to the Court. Rust v. Sullivan…

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

    Two former law clerks and a Supreme Court journalist spoke about the tenure of Justice William Brennan. Former clerks, Dennis Lyons and Abraham Sofaer talked about Justice’s influence on civil rights and…

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  • Fifteenth Anniversary of Justice Stevens
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    Fifteenth Anniversary of Justice Stevens

    Last week marked the fifteenth anniversary of the confirmation of Justice Stevens to the Supreme Court. This series of programs looked at the Stevens confirmation and his judicial philosophy. Mr. Baker, a former clerk…

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  • Miranda Laws emMinnick v Mississippiem
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    Miranda Laws: Minnick v. Mississippi

    Ms. Campbell and Mr. Epstein discussed the addition of Justice David Souter, the reasons for the Court’s light docket, and Minnick v. Mississippi. Fetal care, free speech and due process…

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  • Miranda Laws emMinnick v Mississippiem
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    Miranda Laws: Minnick v. Mississippi

    Constitutional law professor William Greenhalgh talked about the Supreme Court case Minnick v. Mississippi and compared and contrasted it to Edwards v. Arizona of 1981. Both cases deal with…

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  • Regulation of Banks emUS v Thomas Gaubertem
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    Regulation of Banks: U.S. v. Thomas Gaubert

    Defendant Thomas Gaubert and his attorney talked to reporters about the Supreme Court case U.S. v. Thomas Gaubert. The case involves the suing of the U.S. government for causing the insolvency of a bank…

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  • Drug Possession Laws emHarmelin v Michiganem
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    Drug Possession Laws: Harmelin v. Michigan

    Ms. Johnson and Mr. Thompson discussed Harmelin v. Michigan, an Eighth Amendment challenge to a Michigan statute that gives a life sentence without parole for possession of cocaine above…

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  • Sex Discrimination emJohnson Controlsem
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    Sex Discrimination: Johnson Controls

    Two Supreme Court reporters discussed the International Union v. Johnson Controls case which was argued that week. The case concerns a company policy of barring certain jobs to female…

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  • Case Discussion
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    Case Discussion

    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the cases Board of Education v. Dowell and Perry v. Louisiana and Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company v. Cleopatra Haslip. In Dowell, the role of…

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  • Review of Souter Confirmation
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    Review of Souter Confirmation

    Herman Schwartz, Professor, American University and Michael Krause, Professor, George Mason University, discussed and reviewed the first two days of Nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge David…

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  • Review of the 19891990 Term
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    Review of the 1989-1990 Term

    Journalists discussed the recent 1989-90 Supreme Court term. The term ended with surprising victories for the Court’s liberal minority.

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  • Review of the 19891990 Term
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    Review of the 1989-1990 Term

    Flag-burning, the right-to-die, abortion, the power of federal judges, and affirmative action were just some of the controversial issues heard this year by the Supreme Court. Legal experts…

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  • Review of the 19891990 Term
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    Review of the 1989-1990 Term

    The Supreme Court concluded its 1989-90 term this past week. Mr. Mauro and Mr. Savage summarized the term, discussing recent decisions on abortion, affirmative action, and the “right to…

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  • Case Discussion
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    Case Discussion

    Lynne Olson, American University discussed Milkovich v. Lorain (Ohio) Journal, which concerns libel laws and the rights of sports reporters. Carol Connor Flowe, General Counsel, Pension…

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  • National Guard Deployment emPerpich V DODem
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    National Guard Deployment: Perpich V. DOD

    Ms. Biskupic talked about the Court’s recent 5-4 decision in U.S. v. Eichman which reaffirmed that flag-burning is protected by the First Amendment as free speech. Also discussed was Perpich v. Defense…

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  • Separation of Church and State emMergensem
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    Separation of Church and State: Mergens

    The Supreme Court recently decided the case of Mergens v. Westside Schools. Students at the Nebraska school had wanted permission for a Bible Club which could meet and be officially…

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  • Flag Desecration emUS v Haggertyem
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    Flag Desecration: U.S. v. Haggerty

    The guests discussed issues surrounding the flag burning cases, U.S. v. Haggerty and U.S. v. Eichman. These cases force the Court to consider the constitutionality of the Flag Protection Act of 1989, which…

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