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  • emLicensed to Lieem
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    Licensed to Lie

    Sidney Powell talked about her book, Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice, in which she discusses prosecutorial misconduct and what can be done about it. During…

  • A Conversation with Edward Snowden
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    Conversation with Edward Snowden

    Former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden spoke by satellite with Julia Angwin and Julian Sanchez. . He reflected on the impact of the NSA disclosures and provided…

  • Discussion on Capturing Police Activity on Camera
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    Police Body Cameras and Recording Misconduct

    Civil rights advocates and criminal justice scholars talked about the potential benefits and drawbacks to capturing police activity on camera, including technical and legal issues. Other…

  • emUnstoppableem
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    Ralph Nader talked about his book, Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State, in which he calls for an alliance between progressives, conservatives, and…

  • Eric Schmidt on Surveillance and National Security
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    Eric Schmidt on Surveillance and National Security

    Eric Schmidt was interviewed by Craig Timberg at a Cato Institute day-long forum on issues of national security, law enforcement, and civil liberties. He talked about a range of areas, including concerns about the…

  • emReligious Liberties for Corporationsem
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    Religious Liberties for Corporations?

    Ilya Shapiro and David Gans talked about their book, Religious Liberties for Corporations? Hobby Lobby, the Affordable Care Act, and the Constitution, in which they debate the issues…

  • Discussion on Legality of Airstrikes
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    Presidential Authority to Use Military Force

    Foreign policy analysts talked about the legality of U.S. airstrikes against ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria without a declaration of war by Congress. Topics included executive power and whether the…

  • Discussion on Affordable Care Act Lawsuits
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    Affordable Care Act Lawsuits

    Legal scholars talked about conflicting rulings in two Affordable Care Act cases, King v. Burwell and Halbig v. Burwell. Both cases challenged the IRS’s statutory authority to give federal…

  • Debate on the Constitutionality of Recess Appointments
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    Recess Appointments Debate

    Law professors debated the constitutionality of President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012. The Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the…

  • Discussion on Legal Challenges to the Affordable Care Act
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    Challenges to the Affordable Care Act

    Panelists talked about court cases challenging the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) interpretation of the Affordable Care Act, principally in extending subsidies to federal health exchanges. In the opening keynote…

  • emThe Undercover Economist Strikes Backem
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    The Undercover Economist Strikes Back

    Financial Times columnist Tim Harford talked about his book, The Undercover Economist Strikes Back: How to Run-or Ruin-an Economy, in which he explains macroeconomics and discusses how it…

  • Discussion on Wikipedia and Government Transparency
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    Wikipedia and Congress

    The Cato Institute held a discussion on government transparency and Wikipedia’s potential to provide information about pending legislation. The panelists described their efforts in posting,…

  • emToo Big to Jailem
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    Too Big to Jail

    Brandon Garrett talked about his book, Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations, in which he questions why, when dealing with crimes committed by large corporations,…

  • Discussion on emOne Inc v Olesenem
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    Free Speech

    First Amendment law experts talked about One, Inc. v. Olesen*, a landmark free speech case, and its long-standing effect on later obscenity rulings. Among the topics they discusses were the…

  • Discussion on Public Opinion and War
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    Public Opinion and War

    Political scientists and academic lecturers talked about public opinion of war. They discussed past and current conflicts and how politics, casualties, and and the perception of success…

  • Internet Privacy and NSA Surveillance
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    Internet Privacy and National Security Agency Surveillance

    Representative Ted Poe (R-TX) and other digital privacy advocates talked about federal privacy laws. Representative Poe co-sponsored legislation that would reform the Electronic…

  • Domestic Surveillance
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    Domestic Surveillance

    Panelists talked about the challenges of using surveillance during the course domestic law enforcement. Topics included mobile phone tracking and encryption, as well as gathering…

  • Scott Pruitt on the Affordable Care Act
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    Scott Pruitt on the Affordable Care Act

    Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt talked about Oklahoma’s lawsuit challenging the tax credits and subsidies in the federal-run health care exchanges, Halbig v. Burwell (originally known as Halbig…

  • Alternatives to the Affordable Care Act
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    Alternatives to the Affordable Care Act

    Panelists talked about the possible scenarios if the Supreme Court were to strike down the tax subsidies portion of the Affordable Care Act. “What Do the "Halbig” Cases Mean for Health Care Reform?"…

  • emWhy Government Fails So Oftenem
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    Why Government Fails So Often

    Peter Schuck talked about his book, Why Government Fails So Often: And How It Can Do Better, in which he argues that government is often ineffective due to structural flaws that plague both…

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