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  • Freedom of Speech
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    Freedom of Speech

    Panelists analyzed recent federal court rulings concerning offensive language and freedom of speech. They discussed cases involving Flying Dog Brewery; NFL team the Washington Redskins; and…

  • Judge Learned Hand and Statutory Law
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    Judge Learned Hand and Statutory Law

    Professor Thomas Merrill talked about Learned Hand’s interpretation of statutory law, which are laws generated by a legislative body. Judge Learned Hand served on the U.S. Second Circuit…

  • emCity of Inmatesem
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    City of Inmates

    Kelly Hernandez talked about her book, City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965. This interview, conducted on the campus of the University of…

  • emMy Grandfathers Sonem Book Party
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    My Grandfather's Son Book Party

    A reception to mark the publication of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' memoir, My Grandfather’s Son: A Memoir, published by Harper, was held by radio host and columnist Armstrong…

  • After Words with Roy Moore
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    After Words with Roy Moore

    Roy Moore, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama, talked about the book he co-wrote with John Perry , So Help Me God: The Ten Commandments, Judicial Tyranny, and the Battle for Religious Freedom, from…

  • Washington Journal Jim McGreevey Discusses Prison Reentry Programs
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    Jim McGreevey on Prison Reentry Programs

    Former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey (D) talked about his work with a New Jersey non-profit focused on helping former inmates successfully transition to life outside prison. He spoke via video uplink…

  • Opioid Epidemic and PostPrison Reentry
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    Opioid Epidemic and Post-Prison Reentry

    State officials and Oxford House staff and residents about post-prison reentry programs around the country and the role Oxford House plays in housing people formerly incarcerated. Oxford…

  • After Words with Danielle Allen
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    After Words with Danielle Allen

    Professor Danielle Allen talked about her book Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A., in which she examines mass incarceration through the lens of her cousin Michael A., who served 11 years…

  • Senate Judiciary Committee Takes Up Judicial Nominations
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    Judicial and Justice Department Pending Nominations

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing for President Trump’s nominees to the Sixth and Seventh Circuit Courts of Appeals, the Middle and Western Tennessee District…

  • Arizona Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick Discusses the American Judiciary
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    State of the American Judiciary

    Arizona Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick talked about the federal and state judiciaries. He commented on Supreme Court rulings in areas such as property rights, racial preferences, and juvenile sentencing as well as…

  • Virginia Governor Calls for Criminal Justice Revolution
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    Criminal Justice Reform

    Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) talked about criminal justice reform efforts in his state at a Brookings Institution forum on the topic. In his remarks the governor said, “It is time for a criminal justice…

  • Private Prisons
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    Private Prisons

    Panelists talked about private and public prisons and their impact on incarceration and society. Mother Jones sent reporter Shane Bauer, who was part of the panel discussion, to Louisiana…

  • Paul Butler Discusses emChokeholdem
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    Q&A with Paul Butler

    Professor Paul Butler talked Chokehold: Policing Black Men, his book on the American criminal justice system and its impact on African-American men.

  • Countering Violent Extremism Part 2
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    Countering Violent Extremism, Part 2

    Islamic religious leaders and scholars talked about the radicalization process that occurs in prisons. This program was part of a day-long forum on combating violent extremism among Muslim…

  • emBecoming Ms Burtonem
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    Becoming Ms. Burton

    Susan Burton talked about her book Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women. In her book, she recalls her journey from incarceration to becoming…

  • emGod In Captivityem
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    God In Captivity

    Tanya Erzen talked about her book, God in Captivity: The Rise of Faith-Based Prison Ministries in the Age of Mass Incarceration, about the history of faith-based programs in prisons and the role of religion…

  • emBlood in the Waterem
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    Blood in the Water

    Heather Ann Thompson talked about her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy. This event was part of the Chicago Tribune Printers…

  • Senators Blumenthal and Franken on Bush Nomination
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    Senators Blumenthal and Franken on Bush Nomination

    Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and and Al Franken (D-MN spoke about Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals nominee John Bush. They cited Mr. Bush’s posting on extremist websites and quotations…

  • Senators Hirono and Murray on Bush Nomination
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    Senators Hirono and Murray on Bush Nomination

    Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Patty Murray (D-WA) spoke about Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals nominee John Bush. They criticized his record on women’s and reproductive rights.

  • Senators McConnell and Durbin on Bush Nomination
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    Senators McConnell and Durbin on Bush Nomination

    Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) spoke about Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals nominee John Bush. Senator McConnell supports the nomination while…

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