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    Landmark Cases for Women's Equality

    The American Bar Association hosted a virtual discussion about women and diversity in the courts. A variety of female judges and lawyers spoke about their professional experiences. The…

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    Role of Courts in U.S. Democracy

    Participants talked about the role of courts in democracies. Among the topics they addressed were judicial procedures, judicial elections, separation of powers, and case volume. They responded to questions…

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    Judge Vaughn Walker on Cameras in the Courtroom

    Judge Vaughn Walker spoke about the history of cameras in the courtroom. He focused on precedents set by the Ninth Circuit over the past 20 years, reaction to several highly publicized trials, as…

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    Courts in the Age of New Media

    Participants talked about the impact of social media on the courts and judicial process. Among the topics they addressed were the use of social media and blogs to disseminate real-time news…

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    Justice Department National Security Efforts

    Attorney General Mukasey talked about the need to modernize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). FISA regulates the when the government must obtain a court order in order to…

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    Modernization of Jury Service

    A press conference was held at the D.C. Superior Court where the American Bar Association American Jury Project released a proposal for modernizing jury service. An initiative headed by ABA President, Robert…

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    American Bar Association News Conference

    Robert Grey gave his inaugural news conference after taking office as the new president of the American Bar Association at the annual meeting. Judge Kaye and Ms. Refo joined him in answering…

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    State Judicial Selection

    Justices spoke to reporters about a report on state judicial selection. Among the topics they addressed were building diversity on the courts, the influence of political parties on the…

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    Judicial Elections

    Participants spoke about a report by the American Bar Association on public funding of judicial elections. Among the issues they addressed were the levels of campaign donations, maintaining…

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    Judicial Independence and Accountability

    The panelists discussed judicial independence and the relationship between the three branches of government.

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    Jury Rights and Responsibilities

    Legal experts used hypothetical cases to discuss jury nullification and the rights and responsibilities of jury members. “Nullification” is the power of the jury to ignore evidence and acquit a…

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    Racial Issues and the Justice System

    William Ides introduced Jesse Jackson who spoke on racial injustice in America’s legal system. He proposed a system of “four balls and you’re on” rather than President Bill Clinton’s “three strikes and…

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    Racial Issues and the Justice System

    Participants discussed the role of race in the American judicial system and their experiences with racism. They recommended methods that might be used to correct these inequalities and…

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    Racial Issues and the Justice System

    U.S. Court of Appeals Judge for the Sixth Circuit Nathanial Jones spoke about racial bias in the American justice system. He expressed that the burden for correcting racial inequality often…

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    The Legal System

    Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy gave a speech at the annual meeting of the American Bar Association in San Francisco. He talked about the litigation process, case law system, and the…

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    Future of the Federal Courts

    Chief Justice William Rehnquist discussed the workload of the federal courts, at an event held by the American Bar Association. Mr. Rehnquist also examined the effects of the laws passed by…

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    Reforms of the Civil Justice System

    Vice President Dan Quayle spoke during the American Bar Association’s Litigation Section’s conference on changes in the American civil justice system. The vice president was invited to speak to the…

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    Law Reform & Civil Liberties in the U.K.

    British Lord Chancellor of the British Judiciary, Lord MacKay of Clasfern talked to members of the American Bar Association and the DC Bar Association about Law Reform and Civil Liberties…

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    Impeachment & Removal of Federal Judges

    Senator Howell Heflin (D-AL) spoke to the American Bar Association about the 1986 impeachment trial of Nevada Judge Harry Claiborne and the history of removing federal judges. Senator…

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    Federal Sentencing Guidelines

    Panelists discussed a standardized sentencing guidelines system. They answered audience questions.

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