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    Law and Romeo and Juliet

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito served as chief judge in the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s mock trial of Friar Laurence for the wrongful deaths of Romeo and Juliet in a suit brought by their parents.…

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    1984 Mock Trial

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg presided over the mock trial of Winston vs. Oceania, a case based on George Orwell’s book, 1984. Justice Ginsburg is joined by a panel of judges including Justice Stephen Breyer and…

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    The Big Debate: Wall Street on Trial

    Stephen Moore, co-author of Return to Prosperity, and Robert Frank, author of The Darwin Economy, debated the merits of Wall Street. Steve Forbes, Peter Schiff, John Mackey, and George…

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    Re-Trial of Mary Surratt

    The April 1865 plot to assassinate President Lincoln was planned in part at a boarding house owned and operated by Mary Surratt. She was tried by a military tribunal where she was not given…

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    Public Unions, Good or Bad for America?

    Stephen Moore and Thea Lee debated the merits of public sector unions. In a mock trial, Ms. Lee, assisted by Professor Shoemaker, defended against a charge that public service employee unions have harmed the country.…

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    Judgment at Agincourt

    Supreme Court justices and federal judges participated in a moot court trial on the actions of King Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. The court heard an appeal of a ruling that Henry V was…

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    Religion on Trial

    From FreedomFest 2010 held at Bally’s in Las Vegas, a debate on religion featured authors Dinesh D’Souza (Life After Death) and Steven Landsburg (The Big Questions). The debate was…

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    Moot Court on the Rationing of Health Care

    A moot court hearing was held testing the constitutionality of rationing health care in a hypothetical case of a non-citizen being denied a life-saving vaccine. The case of Obasanjo v. Morrison postulated a…

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    Free Market Capitalism on Trial

    A mock trial was held to determine whether free market capitalism caused the 2008 economic meltdown. Jeff Madrick, author of The Case for Big Government acted as the prosecutor against free market capitalism…

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    Moot Court Competition

    Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts and Second Circuit Court of Appeals Judges Guido Calabresi and Sonia Sotomayor preside over the George Washington University School of Law…

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    Constitutional Law Moot Court

    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and two federal appeals court judges heard the arguments from a constitutional law moot court. The hypothetical cases involved the constitutionality of…

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    FCC v. Fox Television Moot Court

    The Bill of Rights Institute and William and Mary Law School hosted a moot court on the FCC v. Fox Television indecency case. The case rests on the FCC’s ban against the use of curse words…

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    Racial Preferences in Higher Education

    A moot court examined the possible debate over exactly who qualifies for racial preferences as America becomes increasingly multiracial. Two law professors, Charles Ogletree and Kathleen Sullivan, argued a…

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    Guantanamo Detainees

    A moot court on “Guantanamo Detainees and the Military Commissions Act” was held in the McGlothlin Court Room as part of the College of William and Mary School of Law 20th Annual Supreme…

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    Reconsideration of Dred Scott v. Sandford

    Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer and nine U.S. appeals court judges presided over a moot court reconsideration of Dred Scott v. Sandford. After hearing from lawyers and academics from across the country representing…

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    Moot Court: Rumsfeld v. FAIR

    The Institute of Bill of Rights Law, part of the William and Mary School of Law, marked the commencement of the new term of the United States Supreme Court with its 18th annual Supreme Court Preview conference. The…

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    Constitutionality of West Virginia

    Attorneys participated in a mock trial before the Supreme Court. The fictitious lawsuit focused on a petition by the Commonwealth of Virginia upon readmission to the Union following the…

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    Plessy v. Ferguson Re-Argument

    Distinguished jurists heard a re-argument of Plessy v. Ferguson, the 1896 Supreme Court case in which the Court found that Louisiana did not discriminate against Homer A. Plessy when it refused to let him sit in…

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    Mock Court Argument on Military Tribunals

    At the ABA’s annual convention, attorneys held a mock court session. Attorneys representing terrorism suspects and attorneys representing the government argued their cases before a panel of…

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    Trial of Thomas Jefferson

    Chief Justice Rehnquist presided over this mock trial of Thomas Jefferson, which explored alleged inconsistencies between his ideas and actions. The participants examined constitutional,…

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