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  • Supreme Court Term 201819 Term Review
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    Supreme Court Term 2018-19 Term Review

    Lawyers and legal scholars reviewed the Supreme Court’s decisions from its 2018-2019 term at an event hosted by the American Constitution Society. These rulings included the census citizenship…

  • Border Security National Emergency Declaration
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    Border Security National Emergency Declaration

    The Cato Institute hosted a discussion about President Trump’s border security national emergency declaration. They talked about the constitutional and statutory implications and made…

  • Legal Experts Discuss Major Supreme Court Decisions of 2017
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    Supreme Court Term Review

    Legal experts reviewed the Supreme Court decisions of the 2017-18 term. The panelists also talked about the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, President’s potential nominees to replace him,…

  • Discussion Focuses on Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch
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    Supreme Court Nomination Process

    Attorneys and legal analysts talked about the confirmation process for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch. His confirmation hearings were scheduled to begin on…

  • Legal Experts Review the Supreme Court Term
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    Supreme Court Term Review

    Legal experts reviewed key decisions of the 2015-16 Supreme Court term and examined how the court functioned with eight justices following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Topics…

  • Senator Elizabeth Warren Addresses American Constitution Society
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    Senator Elizabeth Warren Remarks at American Constitution Society

    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) criticized presumptive 2016 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for his comments against U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel who was overseeing a lawsuit against the now defunct…

  • emBush v Goreem Supreme Court Decision
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    Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Decision

    Legal experts talked about the 2000 Bush v. Gore U.S. Supreme Court case, including the decision’s merits, the precedents it set, and whether the ruling was driven by partisan politics.…

  • Discussion on emFriedrichs v California Teachers Associationem
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    Government Employee Unions

    Legal scholars talked about the issues in question in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, on which the U.S. Supreme Court was to hear oral argument January 11, 2016. The labor relations case…

  • Discussion on US Immigration Policy
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    U.S. Immigration Policy

    Panelists talked about the impact of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 and current immigration policy. Speakers included immigration law professors from Santa Clara University,…

  • 201415 US Supreme Court Term Review
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    Supreme Court 2014 Term Review

    The American Constitution Society hosted a review of the major cases and rulings from the 2014-15 Supreme Court term. The panelists focused on the Court’s landmark rulings on the Affordable…

  • Discussion on SameSex Marriage Supreme Court Cases
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    Same-Sex Marriage Cases Preview

    Constitutional attorneys previewed the same-sex marriage cases the Supreme Court was scheduled to address the following week. Those cases involved whether the 14th Amendment requires states…

  • Supreme Court 20132014 Term Preview
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    Supreme Court 2013-2014 Term Preview

    Constitutional law professors and attorneys talked about the cases on the Supreme Court docket for the 2013-14 term. Issues included affirmative action, presidential recess powers, campaign…

  • Justice Ginsburg Remarks
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    Justice Ginsburg Remarks

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke about some of the cases heard during the 2011-2012 term, including cases involving strip searches of suspects arrested for minor offenses and Fourth Amendment…

  • 20112012 Supreme Court Term Preview
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    2011-2012 Supreme Court Term Preview

    Constitutional scholars and attorneys previewed the upcoming Supreme Court term. Among the topics they addressed were cases involving Federal Communications Commission decency rules, the…

  • Employment Discrimination Class Action Suits
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    Employment Discrimination Class Action Suits

    Attorneys and law professors analyzed the Supreme Court case of Wal-Mart v. Dukes case dealing with alleged employment discrimination against female workers for wage and promotion bias at…

  • Judicial Nominations in 2011
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    Judicial Nominations in 2011

    White House Counsel Robert Bauer spoke about the Obama administration’s judicial nominees and the confirmation process. He noted a number of stalling tactics that Senators had used to slow…

  • Justice Department Civil Rights Division Agenda
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    Justice Department Civil Rights Division Agenda

    Thomas Perez talked about the agenda of the Justice Department’s civil rights division. In his remarks he spoke of the continuing need for the civil rights division. Other topics included…

  • emCitizens United v Federal Election Commissionem Preview
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    Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Preview

    Panelists discussed upcoming the Supreme Court case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (FEC). The case stems from a lower court case appeal in which the United States District Court for the…