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    Landmark Cases for Women's Equality

    The American Bar Association hosted a virtual discussion about women and diversity in the courts. A variety of female judges and lawyers spoke about their professional experiences. The…

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    Structure of Federal Courts

    The Brookings Institution held a virtual discussion analyzing proposed changes to the structure of the Supreme Court and federal courts from lawmakers and outside groups. Former Attorney…

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    BP, P.L.C. v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in BP, P.L.C. v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore. The case concerns appellate jurisdiction and whether 28 U.S.C. 1447(d) permits a court of appeals…

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    Senator Wyden on Republican Agenda for Courts

    Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) said the Republican Party is packing the Supreme Court with far-right judges to protect their political agenda. He said Oregonians are worried about what this means…

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    Historians in the Court

    Historians talked about their roles as experts for court cases on subjects such as abortion, Native American treaties, gay rights, and affirmative action. They also spoke about how the…

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    U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing for Judge Cory Wilson to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Judge Wilson currently serves on the…

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    Senator Lankford on the Nomination of John Heil

    Senator James Lankford (R-OK) spoke on the chamber floor about John Heil’s judicial nomination to the U.S. District Court of Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Oklahoma. He also…

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    U.S. Court of Appeals DC Circuit Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing on the nomination of Judge Justin Walker to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Throughout the…

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    Diversity in the Federal Judiciary

    The Center for American Progress hosted a discussion on diversity of federal judges and the impact of the lack of diversity on litigants, legal decisions, and the justice system. Panelists…

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    American Constitution Society for Law and Policy Convention

    Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) delivered the keynote address at the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy’s 2019 convention. She criticized Republicans for packing the federal courts with…

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    Bart Jansen on Grand Jury Secrecy Rules

    USA Today justice and homeland security reporter Bart Jansen spoke by phone about secrecy rules when it comes to grand juries.

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    Open Phones, Part 2

    Telephone lines and social media were open for viewer comments on the question “Have you served on a grand jury?”

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    Practical Equality

    American University law Professor Robert Tsai talkee about his book, Practical Equality: Forging Justice in a Divided Nation, in which he examined the legal arguments for equality through…

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    Senator Blumenthal on Neomi Rao Nomination

    Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) spoke on the chamber floor about his opposition to Neomi Rao’s nomination to the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Columbia.

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    National Freedom of Information Day: Access to Federal Courts

    Gabe Roth, executive director of open information advocacy organization Fix the Court, spoke about efforts to gain more access for journalists and the public to the federal court system. This portion…

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    Judicial Fortitude

    American Enterprise Institute’s Peter Wallison argued that the judiciary is partially responsible for the administrative arm of the executive branch taking over the legislative role of…

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    Federal Courts Structure and Oversight

    The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Federal Courts held an oversight hearing to examine the structure, size, and operations of federal appeals courts and their respective circuits. A topic…

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    Communicators Roundtable on AT&T-Time Warner Merger

    Diana Moss and Joshua Wright talked about the June 12, 2018, federal court ruling allowing AT&T to merge with Time Warner. The two antitrust analysts believe the ruling was narrowly written…

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    Senator Barrasso on Judicial Nominations

    Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), Republican policy chair, talked about the delay in confirming judicial nominees. He blamed Democrats for deliberately trying to thwart President Trump’s agenda…

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    Senate Republican Agenda

    Following their weekly caucus luncheon, Senate Republican leaders spoke with reporters. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) responded to the indictment of former Trump campaign chai, Paul Manafort…

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