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  • Debate on Democratic Government
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    Debate on Democratic Government

    Richard Posner and Jamin Raskin debated the idea of what constitutes a good democratic government. Judge Posner is the author of Law, Pragmatism, and Democracy, published by Harvard University Press. He…

    326 views
  • US Intelligence Reform
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    U.S. Intelligence Reform

    Moderated by Mr. Marcus, experts in intelligence and counter-terrorism policy talked about the September 11 Commission Report and the 2004 changes enacted by Congress in the intelligence…

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  • Election Monitor Training Session
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    Election Monitor Training Session

    Participants talked about voter registration and participation, provided training for election volunteers, and the history of voting rights legislation and activism. They also talked about…

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  • Prosecuting ProLife Activists
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    Prosecuting Pro-Life Activists

    Legal scholars talked about prosecuting pro-life activists demonstrating outside abortion clinics for racketeering and extortion. A case on the issue was due to be heard the following week…

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  • Affirmative Action Programs at University of Michigan
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    Affirmative Action Programs at University of Michigan

    The participants debated the constitutionality of the affirmative action programs at University of Michigan. Two lawsuits challenging the use of affirmative action as criteria for admission…

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  • Affirmative Action Debate
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    Affirmative Action Debate

    The participants debated the question, “Resolved: That affirmative action on the basis of race, gender and ethnicity should be abolished.” They discussed affirmative action in relation to…

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  • RaceConscious Policies
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    Race-Conscious Policies

    This session was entitled, “Beyond Black and White: Race-Conscious Policies and the 'Other Minorities.'” The panelists explored the extent to which the current judicial and political debate…

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  • Supreme Court and Civil Rights
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    Supreme Court and Civil Rights

    This session was entitled, “Color-Blindness v. Racial Justice: The Supreme Court’s 1994-95 Term and the Struggle to Define Equal Protection.”

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  • Rehnquist Court and Voting Rights
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    Rehnquist Court and Voting Rights

    Panelists discussed the Supreme Court’s stance on voting rights, specifically gerrymandering of districts to increase minority representation. This panel focused on the following: the major…

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  • Alternatives to Incarceration
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    Alternatives to Incarceration

    The panelists discussed alternatives to incarceration, from the death penalty to service programs, within the larger issues of crime prevention and deterrence, especially regarding the…

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