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    Justice John Paul Stevens on Free Speech and Students' Rights

    Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens talked about students' rights on campus and responded to questions from members of the audience at the University of Miami Donna E. Shalala Student Center. This was…

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    The Future of Military Commissions

    The panel focused on the implication of President Obama’s election on military commissions, specifically the tribunals for Guantanamo Bay detainees. They said that the commissions as they had existed were…

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    Marbury v. Madison and Judicial Review

    U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens moderated a discussion on the crucial 1803 case of Marbury v. Madison that established a judicial right to review whether legislation…

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    Congress This Week

    Congress returns this week to consider federal assistance to the “Big Three” auto dealers. Carl Hulse talked about the latest details of the plan. He also discussed several bills that House and Senate…

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    Wireless Communications in Political Campaigns

    A panel discussion was held on the use of mobile communications by political campaigns. Jonathan Spalter moderated. Topics included text messaging, twittering, and mobile live streaming.…

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    Reaction to Vote on Economic Rescue Bill

    House Democratic leaders spoke to reporters following passage of a bill to providing authority to provide federal assistance to financial markets and the economy. During the press…

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    Presidential Chiefs of Staff

    Presidential chiefs of staff talked about episodes from their careers and how the White House operates. Topics included qualities of the next President, historic moments, and how to tell…

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    America and the Courts

    On Thursday, June 26, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to own a gun for self-defense. The Court’s decision struck down the District…

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    Women as Voters and Activists

    Panelists talked about women as voters and activists. They focused on emerging trends among women voters in the 2008 election and beyond, where their political influence would be greatest,…

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    Supreme Court Term Review

    Legal scholars talked about several recent cases and actions before the U.S. Supreme Court during its 2006 term. They focused on issues related to civil rights, Affirmative Action, late…

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    The Roberts Court

    Panelists discussed the Roberts Court, shifts in the U.S. Supreme Court, and the role of Justice Kennedy as the swing vote. They responded to questions from members of the audience. “The Roberts…

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    Supreme Court on Law and Regulation

    Legal scholars talked about recent actions of the U.S. Supreme Court in law and regulation. They specifically addressed issues raised in Massachusetts v. EPA, Watters v. Wachovia Bank and…

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    Supreme Court Cases on First Amendment Issues

    Legal scholars spoke about free speech and First Amendment cases heard by the Supreme Court in the 2006-2007 term. Among the topics they addressed were campaign finance reform laws,…

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    Supreme Court Term Review

    A panel discussion was held on the history of opposition to Supreme Court rulings and the long-term political value of “activist” rulings. The panelists also discussed the cases decided by the 2006-2007 term of…

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    Supreme Court Term Review

    A panel of journalists who cover the Supreme Court talked about the major cases and issues before the Court in the recent term, as well as the personalities and interactions among the…

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    Hamdan v. Rumsfeld Oral Argument

    Government and plaintiff attorneys presented oral arguments in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld on the constitutionality of using military commissions to try al-Qaida members accused of war crimes. Among the…

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    Military Commissions

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held the first in a series of hearings to examine the future of military commissions in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Hamdan v Rumsfeld. Witnesses…

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    Supreme Court 2006-2007 Term Review

    A panel discussion was held on the U.S. Supreme Court term that ended that day. Experts from both a progressive and conservative perspective examined the Court’s most noteworthy 2006-2007…

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    Supreme Court Cases

    The guests debated the April 25 Supreme Court case involving campaign finance laws and campaign advertisements. The justices considered whether Congress can bar corporations, unions, and…

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    Diversity in Higher Education

    Panelists on both panels talked about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Powell’s legacy and school diversity. Topics included Powell’s methods of decision-making, his influence on court decisions,…

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