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    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Restructuring

    Three judges from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals testified at a hearing on proposals to split the court, which is the largest of the 13 U.S. Courts of Appeals. The hearing began with…

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    Richard Posner

    William Domnarski talked about his book Richard Posner, in which he examines the intellectual life of Judge Richard Posner. Mr. Domnarski was joined in conversation by Judge Posner.

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    Intelligence Oversight, Part 3

    Panelists talked about past, current, and future oversight of intelligence agencies. “How Do We Strengthen Judicial Oversight” was a panel of “Strengthening Intelligence Oversight Lessons from…

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    From Marshall to Moussaoui

    John Peters talked about his book, From Marshall to Moussaoui: Federal Justice in the Eastern District of Virginia. He spoke about the role of Chief Justice John Marshall, the court’s role…

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    Federal Public Defender Program

    Michael Nachmanoff talked about the Federal Public Defender Program that offers free legal counsel for poor people charged in federal cases. He spoke about how growing caseloads and sequestration cuts were affecting the…

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    Senator Grassley on D.C. Court Nominations

    Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA), the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, spoke in opposition to nominations to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.…

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    Judge Diarmuid O'Scannlain on Judicial Restraint

    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain talked about the Constitution and the rule of law. He focused on the legacy of the Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States,…

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    Dumbing Down the Courts

    John Lott talked about his book, Dumbing Down the Courts: How Politics Keeps the Smartest Judges Off the Bench, in which he argues that partisan politicians do not like to nominate smart…

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    Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Review

    National security officials and legal experts testified on proposals to reform the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) authorized under the Foreign Intelligence…

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    Government Shutdown and the Judicial System

    Legal experts spoke about the impact of the government shutdown on the federal judiciary and the U.S. Department of Justice. The forum was sponsored by Democratic members of the House…

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    Representative Steve Cohen on Immigration Policy and FISA Oversight

    Representtive Steve Cohen (D-TN) spoke about various issues before Congress. He also discussed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and a bill he recently introduced that giving…

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    Judicial Nominations

    John Gramlich was interviewed via Skype about President Obama’s three nominees to the Washington, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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    University of California, Berkeley Law School Commencement Address

    Attorney General Eric Holder gave the commencement address in the Hearst Greek Theatre to the 2013 graduating class of the University of California at Berkeley’s School of Law. After giving…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Jay Carney briefed reporters and answered questions. He talked about why the surviving Boston Marathon bomber would be prosecuted in the federal court system rather than as an enemy…

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    Senate Republican Agenda

    Senate Republican leaders briefed reporters on their legislative agendas following the weekly party lunches. Topics included the pace of judicial confirmations and the presidential budget…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest briefed reporters and answered questions. He defended the administration’s decision to try Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law in a civilian court in New…

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    White House Daily Briefing on Federal Judicial Nominations

    During this portion of the daily White House briefing, Jay Carney urged the Senate to confirm one of President Obama’s nominees, Caitlin Halligan, for the District of Columbia Circuit Court…

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    Disrobed

    Frederic Block talked about his book, Disrobed: An Inside Look at the Life and Work of a Federal Trial Judge. He was interviewed at the 2012 National Press Club’s 35th annual Book Fair and…

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    Panel on Human Trafficking Prevention and Prosecution

    Officials from various government departments spoke about human trafficking. Panelists agreed that the chief aid in fighting human trafficking is through partnering with other federal organizations and non-governmental…

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    Tony West at Anti-Human Trafficking Symposium

    Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West spoke about human trafficking. He talked about the Justice Department’s efforts to prosecute sex and forced labor cases in U.S. courts. This was part of the…

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