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    Colonial West

    Professor Paul Mapp talked about the interactions between the European colonial powers and Native American tribes on the Great Plains during the 1700s, and how horses and guns provided advantages in…

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    College of William and Mary Commencement Address

    Condoleezza Rice gave the commencement address to the 2015 graduating class of the College of William and Mary. She spoke about liberty, freedom, discrimination, service, and the…

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    Reconstruction and Civil Rights Eras

    Melvin Ely compared the participants, tactics, and lasting changes of the Reconstruction and Civil Rights eras. He spoke about many similarities and differences between the post-Civil War South and what Ely called…

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    The French in Colonial North America

    Brett Rushforth talked about France’s impact on North America in the early 1700s. He also detailed the territorial tensions between the French and Great Britain that brought the Seven Years War to…

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    William and Mary Law School Commencement Address

    Justice Antonin Scalia gave the commencement address to the 2014 graduating class of the Mashall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary. He criticized a proposal that would…

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    College of William and Mary Commencement Address

    Robert Mueller gave the commencement address to the 2013 graduating class of the College of William and Mary.

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    Progressive Era Conservation Movement

    College of William and Mary professor Andrew Fisher talked about the first conservation effort in American history to protect forests from rampant logging and hydraulic mining. During the…

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    Graham v. Florida Moot Court

    Lawyers and scholars participated in a Moot court session to argue the case Graham v. Florida. The case focused on sentencing juveniles to life in prison without parole for crimes other…

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    Justice Sotomayor and the Supreme Court

    Legal scholars spoke about the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court term and the possible impact that Justice Sotomayor would have on the court. Following their remarks they answered questions from…

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    Supreme Court in 2020

    Legal scholars spoke about the future of the Supreme Court and potential issues for the court in 2020. Among teh topics they addressed were business and economic law, federalism, and social…

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    FCC v. Fox Television Moot Court

    The Bill of Rights Institute and William and Mary Law School hosted a moot court on the FCC v. Fox Television indecency case. The case rests on the FCC’s ban against the use of curse words…

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    2008 Election and the Supreme Court

    The panel talked about the impact of the presidency on the Supreme Court. They focused on the results of the 2008 Presidential Election and the role that the winner would play in changing…

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    Former Prime Minister Perspective

    Lady Thatcher spoke to the Virginia General Assembly. In her remarks, she talked about U.S.-British relations and world affairs. She resigned as prime minister in 1991, instead of facing a…

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    Guantanamo Detainees

    A moot court on “Guantanamo Detainees and the Military Commissions Act” was held in the McGlothlin Court Room as part of the College of William and Mary School of Law 20th Annual Supreme…

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    Executive Power in Combating Terrorism

    A panel of Supreme Court experts talked about the Boumediene v. Bush case scheduled for oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court on December 5, 2007, to decide if the Military Commissions Act of…

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    The Roberts Court

    Panelists discussed the Roberts Court, shifts in the U.S. Supreme Court, and the role of Justice Kennedy as the swing vote. They responded to questions from members of the audience. “The Roberts…

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    National Security and Policy Challenges

    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates addressed the World Forum on the Future of Democracy about “Promoting Democracy Abroad: A Realist’s View.” In his remarks he talked about America’s…

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    The O\'Connor Court

    The Institute of Bill of Rights Law, part of the William and Mary School of Law, marked the commencement of the new term of the United States Supreme Court with its 18th annual Supreme Court Preview…

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    Future of Iraq

    After their presentations the panelists answered audience members' questions. General Zinni and General Van Riper are retired.

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    Moot Court: Rumsfeld v. FAIR

    The Institute of Bill of Rights Law, part of the William and Mary School of Law, marked the commencement of the new term of the United States Supreme Court with its 18th annual Supreme Court Preview conference. The…

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