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  • 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…

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  • 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.…

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  • 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…

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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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  • 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…

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  • 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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  • Liberty and Equality Issues
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    Liberty and Equality Issues

    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer spoke to the annual meeting of the American Constitution Society about “Liberty and Equality in the 21st Century.” Among the topics he addressed were…

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  • America and the Courts Americans with Disabilities
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    America and the Courts: Americans with Disabilities

    The American Constitution Society’s Georgetown University chapter discussed the case, Tennessee v. Lane, which questions whether Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, passed by…

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  • The Confirmation Process
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    The Confirmation Process

    Senator Kennedy discussed the history of the judicial branch, focusing on the early debates about how judicial appointments should be made and who should make the ultimate decision. He also…

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  • Congress the Courts and the Constitution
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    Congress, the Courts and the Constitution

    Senator Clinton talked about how the Supreme Court legitimized Congress' powers and scope concerning civil rights legislation in the 1960s. She said that in recent decades the decisions from a handful…

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  • Constitution Society Opening
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    Constitution Society Opening

    Leaders of the legal community addressed the kickoff event of the American Constitution Society (formerly the Madison Society), a new national organization working to transform the legal…

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