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  • 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…

  • First Amendment and Hate Speech Debate
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    First Amendment and Hate Speech Debate

    The National Constitution Center co-hosted a debate in Chicago with the Federalist Society and the American Constitution Society on the First Amendment and hate speech, both on college…

  • Obstruction of Justice Law
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    Obstruction of Justice Law

    Legal experts and scholars took part in a discussion on obstruction of justice law, which was a part of the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.…

  • Supreme Court Term Preview
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    Supreme Court Term Preview

    The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy hosted a discussion on the 2017-18 Supreme Court term. Closely watched cases on the docket covered issues including gerrymandering, voter rights,…

  • 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…

  • Discussion Focuses on Campaign Finance Reform and Millennials
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    Millennials and Money in Politics

    Policy analysts talked about the role of money in politics. Topics included the impact of the 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Supreme Court ruling, and how millennial…

  • 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…

  • Vice President Joe Biden Delivers Remarks at the American Constitution Societys 2016 Convention
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    Vice President Biden Remarks at American Constitution Society

    Vice President Joe Biden criticized Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his comments against U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel who was overseeing lawsuits against Trump University. He said the…

  • Use of Executive Power
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    Use of Executive Power

    Legal analysts compared the use of executive power by the George W. Bush and Obama administrations, particularly in the areas of war powers and national security. They discussed the use of…

  • 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,…

  • Discussion on Freedom of Speech
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    Freedom of Speech

    Panelists talked about the differences between liberal and conservative interpretations of freedom of speech. Topics included free speech on college campuses, campaign donation privacy and disclosure, Citizens…

  • A Conversation with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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    Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her former law clerk, current California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu, took part in a discussion on Justice Ginsburg’s life, thoughts…

  • 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 the Supreme Court Process and Politics
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    Supreme Court, Constitution, and Politics

    Attorneys and legal scholars talked about the way the Supreme Court and whether changes should be made. Topics included the court room ban on cameras, the role of clerks, and term limits for…

  • Representative Hakeem Jeffries DNY on Criminal Justice Reform
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    Race and Criminal Justice

    Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) talked about race and the American criminal justice system. Following his remarks, panelists discussed the role of race in law enforcement.

  • 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…

  • 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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