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  • Senator Mazie Hirono Delivers Keynote Address at American Constitution Society Convention
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    American Constitution Society for Law and Policy Convention

    Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) delivered the keynote address at the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy’s 2019 convention. She criticized Republicans for packing the federal courts with…

  • Judicial Nominations Process
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    Judicial Nominations Process

    The American Constitution Society held a discussion on the judicial nominations process under the Trump administration. Experts expressed their concerns about the president’s selection…

  • 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…

  • Discussion on Financing Judicial Campaigns
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    Financing Judicial Campaigns

    Panelists talked about Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar, which affects financing judicial campaigns. The U.S. Supreme Court was scheduled to hear oral argument on January 20, 2015, on whether barring…

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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…

  • Legal System and Policy Development
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    Legal System and Policy Development

    A panel discussion was held on making chage in the current political environment. Topics included the Obama Administration’s policy on Guantanamo Bay, the role of Vice President, and the…

  • American Constitution Society 2009 Convention
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    American Constitution Society 2009 Convention

    The panel of sitting federal judges talked about the state of the federal judicial system. They focused on the challenges facing each federal circuit and solutions for overcoming them. The…

  • Congress and the Courts
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    Congress and the Courts

    Mr. Pilon moderated a panel discussion on the relationship between Congress and the federal judiciary. The panelists discussed the jurisdictional disputes between the legislative and…

  • Washington DC Gun Control Law
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    Washington, D.C. Gun Control Law

    The panelists discussed the U.S. Supreme Court case, District of Columbia v. Heller, which concerns the constitutionality of the District of Columbia’s ban on the private possession of handguns.…

  • Prosecutorial Misconduct
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    Prosecutorial Misconduct

    As part of a conference titled, “The American Prosecutor: Power, Discretion and Accountability,” the panelists talked about prosecutorial misconduct. In recent years, studies by…

  • The Power of Prosecutors
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    The Power of Prosecutors

    As part of a conference titled, “The American Prosecutor: Power, Discretion and Accountability,” the panelists talked about the role of U.S. prosecutors in charging individuals and plea…

  • Immigration and the Judiciary
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    Immigration and the Judiciary

    Federal court judges spoke on the topic, “Immigration Adjudication Under Stress.” Among the topics they addressed were decisions and issues raised in immigration cases, the potential impact…

  • Discrimination Case News Conference
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    Discrimination Case News Conference

    The participants talked with reporters about both sides of an April 18 U.S. Supreme Court case, BCI Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Los Angeles v. EEOC. The case involved federal anti-discrimination laws and…

  • 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…

  • Abortion Cases Before the US Supreme Court
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    Abortion Cases Before the U.S. Supreme Court

    Mr. Masci moderates a discussion of the major abortion cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. The cases Gonzalez v. Planned Parenthood and Gonzalez v. Carhart both addressed the…

  • Alito Supreme Court Nomination
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    Alito Supreme Court Nomination

    Professor Marshall moderated a panel, titled “The Alito Nomination: What the Senate Needs to Learn,” on the U.S. Supreme Court nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Legal scholars spoke…

  • Supreme Court Nominee Confirmation Process
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    Supreme Court Nominee Confirmation Process

    Senator Biden talked about the nomination of Judge John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court and the confirmation process as the luncheon address to the American Constitution Society national convention. Senator Biden met…

  • Medical Malpractice Reform
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    Medical Malpractice Reform

    Experts debated current medical malpractice reform legislation, legal and medical matters, and the likely impact of the reforms. They also responded to questions and comments from the…

  • State Judicial Campaigns
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    State Judicial Campaigns

    Panelists discussed state judicial systems. They addressed the relationship between elected judges and special interest groups and other campaign contributors. They noted that spending on…

  • Future Federal Judicial Nominations
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    Future Federal Judicial Nominations

    Mr. Dellinger moderated a panel discussion about the future of the U.S. Supreme Court. The panelists discussed the impact of the 2004 election on the Supreme Court, the potential retirement…

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