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  • emBush v Goreem Supreme Court Decision
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    Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Decision

    Legal experts talked about the 2000 Bush v. Gore U.S. Supreme Court case, including the decision’s merits, the precedents it set, and whether the ruling was driven by partisan politics.…

  • Human Rights Law
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    Next-Generation Human Rights Challenges

    An international panel discussed human rights law. Among other topics they considered major successes as well as unaddressed issues in the human rights movement, the effectiveness of the terms used by the movement to inspire…

  • Edith Windsor Dead at 88
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    United States v. Windsor Oral Argument, Edith Windsor Reaction

    Edith Windsor, the respondent in United States v. Windsor, and her attorneys spoke to reporters following Supreme Court oral argument in the case, which challenged the Defense of Marriage…

  • Redistricting and Voting Rights
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    Redistricting and Voting Rights

    A bipartisan panel of legal experts talked about redistricting efforts and clashes in Texas, Georgia, California, and elsewhere. In addition, they debated the constitutionality of Section…

  • Redistricting and Election Laws
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    Redistricting and Election Laws

    Law professors Pamela Karlan and Nathaniel Persily talked about redistricting issues in the next decade. Topics included past, current, and potential court cases around the country. They…

  • Constitutionality of the 2010 Health Care Law
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    Constitutionality of the 2010 Health Care Law

    Panelists discussed the constitutionality of the individual insurance mandate in the 2010 health care law. They also talked about several cases scheduled to be heard by the Supreme Court on various…

  • Defining Corruption
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    Defining Corruption

    Panelists talked about public corruption, ethics, and the law. Among the topics they addressed were criminal prosecution of corruption, punishment of violation of ethics rules, and ways in…

  • Congress and the Supreme Court
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    Congress and the Supreme Court

    Panelists spoke about the operation of the U.S. Supreme Court, recent cases heard by the court, and interpretation of congressional statutes and legislative intent. They also talked about…

  • Women and the Supreme Court Bar
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    Women and the Supreme Court Bar

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and other female Supreme Court experts talked about their career paths to appellate practices and their experiences as Supreme Court advocates. Among the topics…

  • 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…

  • emGraham v Floridaem Moot Court
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    Graham v. Florida Moot Court

    Lawyers and scholars participated in a Moot court session to argue the case Graham v. Florida. The case focused on sentencing juveniles to life in prison without parole for crimes other…

  • Supreme Court in 2020
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    Supreme Court in 2020

    Legal scholars spoke about the future of the Supreme Court and potential issues for the court in 2020. Among teh topics they addressed were business and economic law, federalism, and social…

  • Germ Warfare and Contagious Diseases
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    Germ Warfare and Contagious Diseases

    A panel discussion was held by legal, scientific, and counterterrorism experts on whether certain responses to a major epidemic or biowarfare incident such as forced inoculation, isolation,…

  • Guantanamo Detainees
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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…

  • Supreme Court 20062007 Term Review
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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…

  • Moral Values and the Constitution
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    Moral Values and the Constitution

    Moderated by Mr. Dellinger, federal judges talked about morality and how it factors into interpreting the Constitution. Topics included whether judges should take into account what they see…

  • Upcoming Issues in the Supreme Court
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    Upcoming Issues in the Supreme Court

    The panelists discussed some of the upcoming cases to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, including Oregon v. Ashcroft, which will deal with assisted suicide and Walker v. Cheney, which…

  • 2001 Supreme Court Term
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    2001 Supreme Court Term

    On America and the Courts Chief Justice Rehnquist talked about some of the decisions made by the Supreme Court during the recently completed October 2001 term. He commented on five cases that…

  • 2001 Supreme Court Term
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    2001 Supreme Court Term

    A panel of legal scholars reviewed some of the major U.S. Supreme Court decisions from the recently completed October 2001 term, such as capital punishment, free speech and others.

  • Justice Blackmun Memorial Highlights
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    Justice Blackmun Memorial Highlights

    Highlights from ceremonies marking the death of Justice Blackmun were shown, including portions of his lying in repose in the Great Hall of the U.S. Supreme and of his memorial service…

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