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  • Radio Television Digital News Foundation First Amendment Awards Dinner Part 2
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    Radio Television Digital News Foundation First Amendment Awards Dinner, Part 2

    The Radio Television Digital News Foundation hosted its annual First Amendment awards dinner to honor journalists and news industry leaders. The post-dinner ceremony included remarks by NPR legal…

  • President Obama Remarks at the Israeli Embassy
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    Righteous Among the Nations Awards Ceremony

    President Obama spoke at the Righteous Among the Nations Award Ceremony at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C. The ceremony honoring four people, including Americans, for risking their…

  • emShooting from the Lipem Book Party
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    Shooting from the Lip: Book Party

    A book party was held at the Jefferson Hotel for the publication of Shooting from the Lip: The Life of Senator Al Simpson, written by Donald Hardy. Senator Simpson was shown mingling with the guests.…

  • Life in the Federal Judiciary
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    Life in the Federal Judiciary

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg addressed the 2010 Tenth Circuit Bench and Bar Conference. She read a speech that was originally to have been delivered by her late husband who died of cancer.…

  • emCaperton v Massey Coalem and the Recusal of State Court Judges
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    Caperton v. Massey Coal and the Recusal of State Court Judges

    Panelists talked about the impact of Caperton v. Massey Coal on the recusal of state judges. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June 2009 on circumstances under which judges should recuse…

  • Shaping the Modern Supreme Court
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    Shaping the Modern Supreme Court

    Panelists talked about the modern history of the Supreme Court and the creation and use of labeling techniques for justices during the nomination phase, “judicial activism” being an example. They discussed case studies…

  • First Amendment Award
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    First Amendment Award

    Three women journalists talked about freedom of the press, the journalism industry, and the practice of journalism as a profession. The also talked about public access to information, historical…

  • The Supreme Court
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    The Supreme Court

    Students from the University of Denver, Pace University in New York City, and George Mason University in Washington, D.C., participated by broadband feed in a distance learning class. Nina…

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    The Pundit Whodunit

    The 14th Annual Arena Stage Benefit for Community Engagement was a one-night-only performance of the original crime-solving comedy, The Pundit Whodunit: The Case of the Political Puzzle,…

  • Nominations of Harriet Myers and Samuel Alito
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    Nominations of Harriet Myers and Samuel Alito

    Panelists at a day-long conference on Supreme Court issues hosted by the Shorenstein Center talked about the nominations of Harriet Myers and Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court. Among the…

  • Judicial Independence
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    Judicial Independence

    On October 17, 2005, a symposium titled “Bench Press: The Collision of Media, Politics, Public Pressure, and an Independent Judiciary” was held at the JW Marriott Hotel. The symposium…

  • Roberts Confirmation Hearing Reactions
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    Roberts Confirmation Hearing Reactions

    Ms. Totenberg discussed upcoming events for the Senate confirmation hearings of United States Supreme Court nomination of Judge John Roberts. She said that Judge Roberts would likely win…

  • Civil Liberties and Security
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    Civil Liberties and Security

    Commissioners Ben-Veniste and Fielding held a two-part discussion on the balance between liberty and security in the post-September 11 world, including progress on recommendations in the…

  • Future Federal Judicial Nominations
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    Future Federal Judicial Nominations

    Mr. Dellinger moderated a panel discussion about the future of the U.S. Supreme Court. The panelists discussed the impact of the 2004 election on the Supreme Court, the potential retirement…