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  • Constitutional Issues
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    Constitutional Issues

    Justices Antonin Scalia and Stephen Breyer gave their views on the Constitution. They talked about the meaning of justice and interpreting the law, and they described many examples of cases…

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  • Judicial Issues
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    Judicial Issues

    The Federalist Society held a dinner honoring the twentieth anniversary, on September 26, 2006, of Justice Antonin Scalia’s appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. Justice Scalia made brief remarks. Justice…

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  • Legacy of the Rehnquist Court
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    Legacy of the Rehnquist Court

    At a conference on “The Legacy of the Rehnquist Court,” a panel of solicitors general discussed the impact of the Rehnquest Court, the structural Constitution under the Rehnquist Court, and…

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  • Intellectual Property Laws and Developing Countries
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    Intellectual Property Laws and Developing Countries

    Mr. Lehman, chairman of the International Intellectual Property Institute, moderated the panel “Does Intellectual Property Harm or Help Developing Countries?” This event was part of the Federalist…

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  • Executive Power in Wartime
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    Executive Power in Wartime

    Judge Pryor moderated a panel discussion on the federalist approach to executive power in wartime. The panelists addressed questions such as whether President Bush has acted legally in regard the war in Iraq, whether…

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  • International Law Sources
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    International Law Sources

    The panelists discussed the use of foreign and international law sources in domestic constitutional interpretation. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Columbia Law School hosted…

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  • Supreme Court Confirmation Process
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    Supreme Court Confirmation Process

    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter spoke about the nomination and confirmation process for judicial nominees in the Senate. He talked about recent nominations, recent Supreme…

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  • Separation of Powers
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    Separation of Powers

    White House Legal Counsel Harriet Miers spoke about the separation of powers and the role of the executive in formulating and enforcing national security policies. Her remarks were given as…

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  • Combating Terrorism
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    Combating Terrorism

    Vice President Cheney spoke about combating terrorism and other topical issues. This event was the Barbara K. Olson Memorial lecture at the Federalist Society’s annual National Lawyers Convention. The…

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  • emRighteous Anger at the Wicked Statesem
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    Righteous Anger at the Wicked States

    Professor Johnson talked about his book Righteous Anger at the Wicked States: The Meaning of the Founders' Constitution, published by Cambridge University Press. He related the history of…

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  • The Role of State Attorneys General
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    The Role of State Attorneys General

    Dave Reinhard moderated a panel on “The Role of State Attorneys General.” This event was part of the Federalist Society’s annual National Lawyers Convention. The theme of the convention was…

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  • Judicial Elections and Independence
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    Judicial Elections and Independence

    State justices spoke about the impact of judicial elections on the judicial process and the independence of the judiciary. Among the issues they addressed were public accountability, the…

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  • Judicial Issues
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    Judicial Issues

    Governor Haley Barbour spoke about the results of the 2006 midterm elections, the conservative agenda, and the future of the Republican Party. He also answered questions from the audience. This event was…

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  • Judicial Issues
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    Judicial Issues

    Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff spoke on the theoretical and practical importance of limited government in the judiciary. Chertoff began his speech with a pervasive view of the Warren court…

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