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  • Overview of Military Commissions
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    Overview of Military Commissions

    After welcoming remarks, panelists gave an overview of military commission operations and practices. Among the topics they addressed were the rules and precedents for conducting military…

  • Justice Scalia on Judicial Review
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    Justice Scalia on Judicial Review

    Justice Scalia delivered the keynote address at the American University conference entitled, “Is Chevron Out of Gas? The State of Judicial Review 25 Years After Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. Natural…

  • The Power of Prosecutors
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    The Power of Prosecutors

    As part of a conference titled, “The American Prosecutor: Power, Discretion and Accountability,” the panelists talked about the role of U.S. prosecutors in charging individuals and plea…

  • Enforcing International Criminal Law
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    Enforcing International Criminal Law

    Canadian Judge Philippe Kirsch talked about the topic, “The Role of the International Criminal Court in Enforcing International Criminal Law.” He explained that the ICC is an independent,…

  • Debate on Democratic Government
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    Debate on Democratic Government

    Richard Posner and Jamin Raskin debated the idea of what constitutes a good democratic government. Judge Posner is the author of Law, Pragmatism, and Democracy, published by Harvard University Press. He…

  • Homeland Security and Private Industry
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    Homeland Security and Private Industry

    The conference on “Emerging Issues in National and International Security” opened with remarks by Dean Grossman and Mr. McClanahan. Moderated by Mr. Cooper, the panelists talked about…

  • Human Rights and Efforts to Combat Terrorism
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    Human Rights and Efforts to Combat Terrorism

    Moderated by Dean Grossman, legal advisers and human rights activists talked about torture and prisoner-of-war interrogation practices. Topics included human rights, the global efforts to combat…

  • Constitutional Relevance of Foreign Court Decisions
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    Constitutional Relevance of Foreign Court Decisions

    Justices Scalia and Breyer talked about the relevance of foreign law for American Constitutional adjudication. Among the topics they addressed were using foreign court precedents in…

  • Courts Terrorism and Democracy
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    Courts, Terrorism and Democracy

    Mr. Barak talked about the role of the judiciary in a democracy and its role in ensuring proper balance between national security and civil liberties in time of war. Following his remarks…

  • Foreign Legal Responses to Terrorism
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    Foreign Legal Responses to Terrorism

    Legal scholars talked about approaches used by governments outside the U.S. to prevent terrorism and prosecute suspected terrorists. Among the issues they addressed were the definition of…

  • Human Rights in Latin America
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    Human Rights in Latin America

    Mr. Grossman spoke about human rights improvements and abuses in Latin America. Among the topics he addressed were the spread of democratic elections in various parts of the region,

  • Pro Bono Lawyering
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    Pro Bono Lawyering

    The panel delivered academic papers and discussed the history and operation of pro bono work. They also fielded questions from the audience.

  • The Arrest of Pinochet
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    The Arrest of Pinochet

    Panelists discussed the arrest of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. Mr. Stone moderated the discussion and gave a brief overview of events leading to Pinochet’s arrest in London.…

  • WhistleBlowing and National Security
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    Whistle-Blowing and National Security

    Panelists discussed the trade offs between whistle-blowing by federal employees and U.S. national security interests. They examined how agencies try to protect employees who want to report…

  • Reargument of emBuckley v Valeoem
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    Reargument of Buckley v. Valeo

    Mr. Lacovara and Mr. Cutler argued a hypothetical case in which the Federal Election Commission wishes to reverse the 1975 Supreme Court campaign spending case, Buckley v. Valeo. In 1975,…

  • Sentencing Guidelines
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    Sentencing Guidelines

    The panelists discussed sentencing guidelines and the U.S. criminal justice system. They examined whether the goals established by Congress in enacting the Sentencing Reform Act of 1994 for…

  • AfricanAmericans and the Law
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    African-Americans and the Law

    African-American participants and experts on the U.S. legal system reflected upon their experiences in law education and practice. They also discussed the utility of the law for the…

  • Media and the Law
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    Media and the Law

    Journalists, public relations personnel and lawyers discussed the relatsionhip between legal professionals and the media. They examined various issues, such as how lawyers and other…

  • Federal Court Future
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    Federal Court Future

    Chief Justice Rehnquist spoke about the evolution of federal courts over the past 200 years and the challenges for the future. He examined how the system can handle an increasing caseload and…