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  • Discussion Focuses on Judicial Nominations
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    Judicial Nominations

    The Constitution Project held a discussion on Senate Republicans' successful efforts to block President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee D.C. Circuit Court Judge Merrick Garland. Constitutional law…

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  • Separation of Powers and Congressional Oversight Part 2
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    Separation of Powers and Congressional Oversight, Part 2

    Law professors and former House and Senate staffers discussed congressional oversight powers of the executive branch. Panelists talked about overcoming the tension between the two branches of the government, particularly when…

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  • Discussion Focuses on Separation of Powers and Congressional Oversight
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    Separation of Powers and Congressional Oversight, Part 1

    Ahead of the 2016 presidential elections, law professors, former Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), and former House and Senate staffers talked about congressional oversight powers of the executive branch. The panelists provided historical…

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  • Federal Officials Discuss Government Surveillance
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    Government Surveillance

    Panelists talked about improving government surveillance. The discussion focused on how to protect the civil liberties of private U.S. citizens without sacrificing national security.

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  • Constitutional Champion Awards Ceremony for Senators Patrick Leahy DVT and Rand Paul RKY
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    Annual Constitutional Awards

    Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rand Paul (R-KY) were presented Constitutional Champion Awards by the Constitution Project during the group’s 2015 Constitutional Champions Gala in…

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  • Discussion on Criminal Justice Reform Efforts in 2015
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    Criminal Justice Reform

    Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Al Franken (D-MN), Representatives James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Danny Davis (D-IL), and others talked about efforts to reform the criminal justice system.…

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  • Forum on FISAs Practices
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    Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court

    Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) talked about legislation he introduced to reform Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Court while still protecting national security and individuals'…

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  • Panel Holds Discussion on Guantanamo Bay Detainees
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    Guantanamo Bay Detainees

    Participants spoke about a recent report on detainee treatment at the Guantanamo Bay facility in Cuba which confirmed the use of torture. They also talked about continuing efforts to…

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  • Task Force Releases Report on Detainee Treatment
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    Report on Detainee Treatment

    The Constitution Project’s Task Force on Detainee Treatment released a report on the treatment of suspected terrorists during the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations. The two-year…

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  • Report on Detainee Treatment Introduction
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    Report on Detainee Treatment, Introduction

    Opening remarks were made as the Constitution Project’s Task Force on Detainee Treatment released a report on the treatment of suspected terrorists during the Clinton, Bush, and Obama…

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  • Is Privacy a Thing of the Past
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    Reforms to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act

    Privacy specialists considered the growth of communications tools like e-mail and the use of global positioning systems (GPS), as well as the government’s ability to monitor personal information.…

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  • Future of Guantanamo Prison
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    Future of Guantanamo Prison

    Participants spoke about the future of the detention facility and Guantanamo Bay Cuba and the eventual disposition of detainees at the facility when it closes. Among the topics the…

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  • Free Speech Human Rights and Counterterrorism Laws
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    Free Speech, Human Rights, and Counterterrorism Laws

    On February 23, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court would hear oral argument in Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project and Humanitarian Law Project v. Holder, a constitutional challenge to application of laws such as a provision in the USA…

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  • emThe Challengeem
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    The Challenge

    Jonathan Mahler talked about Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, the Supreme Court case where the attorneys for Guantanamo detainee Salim Hamdan, former driver for Osama bin Laden, challenged the legality of the…

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  • Germ Warfare and Contagious Diseases
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    Germ Warfare and Contagious Diseases

    A panel discussion was held by legal, scientific, and counterterrorism experts on whether certain responses to a major epidemic or biowarfare incident such as forced inoculation, isolation,…

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  • War Powers Report
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    War Powers Report

    Members of the bipartisan War Powers Initiative announced the release of a report examining U.S. decision-making in whether to use force abroad. They said that the War Powers Act needed…

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  • Capital Punishment
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    Capital Punishment

    Following a dramatic performance of “The Exonerated” dealing with issues surrounding the application of the death penalty, former death row inmates talked about their cases, their…

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  • Federal Judicial Vacancies
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    Federal Judicial Vacancies

    Participants focused on how the federal judiciary nomination process could be improved. They examined the increasing number of vacancies in the judiciary that delays the judicial process…

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