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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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    Supreme Court 2013 Term Review

    Constitutional law attorneys reviewed the 2013-14 Supreme Court term. Topics included campaign finance, cell phone searches, and presidential recess appointment powers. The…

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    Judicial Nominations

    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was the keynote speaker at an Alliance for Justice forum on judicial nominations and diversity. She urged President Obama to nominate people to the…

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    Supreme Court 2013-2014 Term Preview

    Constitutional law professors and attorneys talked about the cases on the Supreme Court docket for the 2013-14 term. Issues included affirmative action, presidential recess powers,…

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    Constitutionality of the Senate Filibuster

    Attorney Emmet Bondurant spoke about the Senate filibuster and his views that the practice was unconstitutional. He also talked about his efforts, along with the group Common Cause, to…

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    Legal and Public Policy Implications of the Trayvon Martin Shooting

    Panelists discussed legal and policy issues surrounding the Trayvon Martin shooting.  They explained “stand your ground” laws and why they were created. They also…

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    Justice Ginsburg Remarks

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke about some of the cases heard during the 2011-2012 term, including cases involving strip searches of suspects arrested for minor offenses and Fourth…

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