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    A Good Quarrel

    The panelists talked about recent noteworthy U.S. Supreme Court cases that they had covered for their respective media outlets. They all contributed to the book co-edited by Timothy Johnson, A Good Quarrel:…

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  • National Security Law Challenges
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    National Security Law Challenges

    Panelists discussed national security law challenges for the next administration. Topics included Guantanamo Bay detainees and the idea of establishing a National Security Court in place of military…

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  • Regulation of Carbon Dioxide
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    Regulation of Carbon Dioxide

    Panelists talked about enforcement of federal regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency, global warming, and the Supreme Court case Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency, on which oral…

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  • Judicial Independence
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    Judicial Independence

    Mr. DeGioia and Mr. Traynor gave opening remarks at a conference titled “Fair and Independent Courts: A Conference on the State of the Judiciary.” Former Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor spoke…

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  • Selection and Removal of Judges
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    Selection and Removal of Judges

    Moderated by Mr. Mauro, the panelists discussed judicial selection and removal. Topics included increased politicization of judicial elections, the differences in selection processes between state and…

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  • Georgetown University Law Center Commencement Address
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    Georgetown University Law Center Commencement Address

    U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the commencement address to the graduating class of Georgetown University Law Center on Healy Lawn. This was the first commencement…

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  • Supreme Court Practices
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    Supreme Court Practices

    Mr. Roberts spoke to students at a summer seminar on Supreme Court practices, how the Court works and the decision making process. He explained what factors the Court weighs in deciding…

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  • 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…

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  • Federal Sentencing Procedure
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    Federal Sentencing Procedure

    As part of a child protection bill, Congress passed the Feeney Amendment, which restricted the ability of federal judges to grant sentences that were less than the mandated minimum. It also required prosecutors to…

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  • America and the Courts
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    America and the Courts

    As part of an oral history project conducted as he retired, Justice Blackmun conducted a tour of his chambers on July 7, 1994 and spoke about his experiences on the court. Mr. Archer talked…

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  • America and the Courts Americans with Disabilities
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    America and the Courts: Americans with Disabilities

    The American Constitution Society’s Georgetown University chapter discussed the case, Tennessee v. Lane, which questions whether Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, passed by…

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  • Constitution Society Opening
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    Constitution Society Opening

    Leaders of the legal community addressed the kickoff event of the American Constitution Society (formerly the Madison Society), a new national organization working to transform the legal…

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