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    Jennings v. Rodriguez Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Jennings v. Rodriguez, which concerns whether detained immigrants facing deportation can be held for longer than six months without a bail…

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    Lynch v. Morales-Santana Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Lynch v. Morales-Santana, a case testing the constitutionality of an immigration law from 1952 that made it easier for unmarried American mothers to…

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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Miranda v. Arizona

    Jeff Rosen and Paul Cassel talked about the 1966 U.S. Supreme Court case Miranda v. Arizona, in which the court ruled 5-4 that criminal suspects must be informed of their right against…

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    Ilya Somin on Eminent Domain

    Ilya Somin talked about The Grasping Hand: “Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain.” The book is about the 2005 Supreme Court ruling that allowed the government to…

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    Horne v. Agriculture Department Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Horne v. Department of Agriculture, docket number 14-275. The case concerns a federal government program that requires growers to turn over large…

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    Evidence Disclosure in Criminal Cases

    Panelists talked about a just-released National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers report outlining ways the judiciary obstructs fair evidence disclosure in criminal cases. “Fair…

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    Judicial Independence and Politics

    Senior judges talked about the challenge of maintaining their independence when judges are increasingly subjected to partisan election campaigns. Speakers included one of the Florida judges…

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    Wagner v. FEC Oral Argument

    The District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument in Wagner v. FEC. The case concerns three independent contractors with various federal agencies who argued that the ban…

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    Senator Rand Paul on Barron Judicial Nomination

    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke on the Senate floor against the nomination of David Barron to be a judge for the First Circuit Court. Senator Paul talked about his concerns with Mr. Barron’s…

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    Social Security Disability Fraud, Panel 2

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on fraudulent Social Security disability benefits claims. Attorney Eric Conn was accused of hiring doctors to submit false health assessments and colluding…

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    EPA Investigation of John Beale

    Witnesses testified at a House Oversight Committee hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) investigation of John Beale, the former high-ranking official who has plead guilty…

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    Internal Revenue Service Scrutiny of Non-Profit Groups, Part 1

    Top Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Treasury Department officials testified about practices and culture within the IRS, as well as revelations that the IRS had inappropriately…

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    Fungal Meningitis Outbreak, Pharmaceutical Panel

    Barry Cadden invoked his Fifth Amendment rights and would not testify at a hearing on the meningitis outbreak earlier in 2012 that was linked to 32 deaths in 19 states, and sickened 440…

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    The Constitution and the Camps

    Matthew Shimura’s video, The Constitution and the Camps: Due Process and the Japanese-American Internment, was the grand prize winner in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. He is a…

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    Due Process and Internment Camps

    Terumi Rafferty-Osaki talked about the Due Process Clause of the 5th Amendment and Japanese-American internment camps. He discussed the history of the camps and how they came into being,…

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    Simon Yeo StudentCam Interview

    Simon Yeo and Tucker Hemphill’s were interviewed about their video, Due Process in the Digital Age. The film was one of the middle school section third prize winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s…

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    Salmonella Egg Recall and Food Safety

    Two women who contracted salmonella from tainted eggs testified before the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. A Food and Drug Administration…

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    Management of Arlington National Cemetery, Management Panel

    Witnesses testified about mismanagement at Arlington National Cemetery. According to an Army report, as many as 6,600 graves were misidentified, improperly marked, or indicated personnel were buried in…

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    White House Dinner Security Breach

    Michaele and Tareq Salahi testified on their attendance at a White House State Dinner on November 24, 2009. The Salahis, who were uninvited to the dinner, invoked their Fifth Amendment…

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    First Amendment Issues

    Judge Janice Rogers Brown spoke about the future of the First Amendment. She remarked on parallels between the economic marketplace and the marketplace of ideas and therefore how the state of the Fifth Amendment…

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