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  • Ninth Circuit Court Conference Rights of Publicity Law
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    Ninth Circuit Court Conference, Rights of Publicity Law

    In this portion of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' annual judicial conference, panelists debated the right of publicity versus the right of free speech, from the perspectives of performers, movie…

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  • Offensive Speech and the First Amendment
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    Offensive Speech and the First Amendment

    Legal scholars and academics examined the limits of free speech, including whether the First Amendment protects so-called offensive or “hate speech.” Speakers included representatives from…

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  • emNot One Dropem
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    Not One Drop

    Riki Ott talked about her book Not One Drop: Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, which follows the story of the Exxon Valdez oil spill from the time of the spill…

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  • Panelists Discuss Free Speech Issues at Colleges
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    Campus Speech and the First Amendment

    Panelists examined the state of free speech at colleges and universities. They explored issues such as whether “hate speech” is protected by the First Amendment, the Trump administration’s…

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  • Cell Phone Data Law Enforcement and Privacy Part 2
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    Cell Phone Data, Law Enforcement and Privacy, Part 2

    The Center on Privacy and Technology at the Georgetown University Law Center held a discussion on location privacy and cell phones, following the Supreme Court ruling in Carpenter v. United…

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  • Cell Phone Data Law Enforcement and Privacy Part 1
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    Cell Phone Data, Law Enforcement and Privacy, Part 1

    The Center on Privacy and Technology at the Georgetown University Law Center held a discussion on location privacy and cell phones, following the Supreme Court ruling in Carpenter v. United…

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  • QA with Gregory Watson
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    Q&A with Gregory Watson

    Gregory Watson talked about his role in getting the 27th Amendment to the Constitution ratified. The amendment deals with pay adjustments for members of Congress. In 1982, while a student at the…

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  • Supreme Court Justices Judge Mock Trial Inspired by Camelot Tale
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    Camelot Mock Trial with Supreme Court Justices

    Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, and Elena Kagan took part in a mock trial, part of a regular series hosted by the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. The…

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  • US Constitution and Secession
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    U.S. Constitution and Secession

    Dwight Pitcaithley is a former National Park Service chief historian and editor of “The U.S. Constitution and Secession.” He offered an analysis of the 67 Constitutional amendments…

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  • Constitutional Experts Testify at War Powers Hearing
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    War Powers and Federal Spending

    A Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee held a hearing on war powers granted by the Constitution and whether a new Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) is…

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  • Constitutional Interpretation
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    Constitutional Interpretation

    Law professors Randy Barnett of Georgetown University and Richard Primus of the University of Michigan explored different interpretations of the U.S. Constitution. They are introduced by…

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  • African American Students and the First Amendment
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    African American Students and the First Amendment

    Harvard Law professor Randall Kennedy talked about the origins of first amendment rights for African American student protesters. He is author of the forthcoming book, From Protest to Law:…

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  • Interpreting the Bill of Rights
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    Interpreting the Bill of Rights

    Constitutional scholar Linda Monk explained the Bill of Rights, detailing each of the ten amendments and how they were ratified. She also described how these rights are used by citizens and…

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  • Supreme Court Landmark Case emNew York Times v United Statesem
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    Supreme Court Landmark Case New York Times v. United States

    Floyd Abrams and Theodore Olon talked about the Supreme Court’s 1971 decision in New York Times v. United States. The case concerns the New York Times and Washington Post's successful challenge to the…

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  • 14th Amendment and Reconstruction
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    14th Amendment and Reconstruction

    A panel of historians took questions on the 14th Amendment and Reconstruction era. This question and answer session was part of a symposium hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society…

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  • Supreme Court Rules Against Government Unions in Janus Case
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    Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 (AFSCME), a case concerning public employees and mandatory union fees.…

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  • Scholars Discuss WarMaking Powers of Congress
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    Constitutional War Powers

    Foreign policy and government affairs scholars took part in a discussion on congressional war powers and how the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) was still being used to…

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  • emNIFLA v Becerraem Oral Argument
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    NIFLA v. Becerra Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra, a case concerning California’s abortion disclosure law and free speech. Under the Reproductive Freedom,…

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  • emAbbott v Perezem Oral Argument
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    Abbott v. Perez Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Abbott v. Perez, a consolidated case concerning redistricting in Texas. This case dates o 2011 when the state House and congressional districts were…

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  • Race Citizenship and the 14th Amendment
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    Race, Citizenship, and the 14th Amendment

    The 14th Amendment was ratified in 1868 in the aftermath of the Civil War during the Reconstruction era. The amendment’s first clause, known as the “Citizenship Clause,” states that “All persons…

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