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  • Washington Journal Ilya Somin on Military Action Against ISIS
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    Legality of U.S Military Action Against ISIS

    Ilya Somin talked about his opinion that military action against ISIS is illegal, as well as the possibility of an updated Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) resolution. The…

  • Washington Journal Ilya Somin on Eminent Domain
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    Ilya Somin on Eminent Domain

    Ilya Somin talked about The Grasping Hand: “Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain.” The book is about the 2005 Supreme Court ruling that allowed the government to…

  • emA Conspiracy Against Obamacareem
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    A Conspiracy Against Obamacare

    Contributors Randy Barnett and Orin Kerr, and editor Trevor Burrus talked about their book, A Conspiracy Against Obamacare: The Volokh Conspiracy and the Health Care Case. The participants…

  • Senate Committee Examines the Legality of US Drone Strikes
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    Targeted Killing of Terrorist Suspects Overseas

    Military and policy experts testified on the the constitutional and statutory authority for targeted killings with aerial drones of American terrorist suspects overseas. In his opening…

  • Supreme Court Term Review Property Rights
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    Supreme Court Term Review, Property Rights

    Legal scholars talked about property rights decisions during the 2011-12 Supreme Court term, focusing on Sackett v. EPA. In the case the Sackett family planned to build a house on land they…

  • Health Care Law and the AntiInjunction Act
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    Health Care Law and the Anti-Injunction Act

    Ilya Somin talked about the the individual mandate of the 2010 health care law that requires all Americans to either buy individual insurance policies or pay fines. The Supreme Court was…

  • Health Care Law Oral Argument Preview
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    Health Care Law Oral Argument Preview

    Attorneys Andrew Pincus and Ilya Somin previewed the Supreme Court oral argument on the constitutionality of the 2010 health care law. They outlined the legal principles the Court will…

  • Taking of Private Property for Public Use
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    Taking of Private Property for Public Use

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights heard from scholars and civil rights on eminent domain abuses. The Justice Department recently brought a lawsuit against the city of Joliet, Illinois,…

  • Sotomayor Confirmation Hearing Day 4 Legal Issues Panel
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    Sotomayor Confirmation Hearing, Day 4, Legal Issues Panel

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held its fourth day of hearings on the appointment of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the retirement of Justice David Souter.…

  • Election Procedures
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    Election Procedures

    A panel of journalists, scholars and legal analysts discussed problems that occurred in Florida during the 2000 presidential election. After the discussion, panelists responded to questions…