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  • Judge William Pryor Leads Panel Discussion on Separation of Powers
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    Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention, Day 1, Panel 2

    Judge William Pryor, who was on President-elect Trump’s list as a possible U.S. Supreme Court nominee, moderated a discussion on the importance Justice Antonin Scalia placed on the Federalist Papers' views of the…

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    Professor David Bernstein talked about his book, Lawless: The Obama Administration’s Unprecedented Assault on the Constitution and the Rule of Law. In his book, Professor Bernstein argues…

  • emReligious Liberties for Corporationsem
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    Religious Liberties for Corporations?

    Ilya Shapiro and David Gans talked about their book, Religious Liberties for Corporations? Hobby Lobby, the Affordable Care Act, and the Constitution, in which they debate the issues…

  • Debate on the Constitutionality of Recess Appointments
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    Recess Appointments Debate

    Law professors debated the constitutionality of President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012. The Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the…

  • Cato Institute Hosts a Discussion on European Economy
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    European Union Debt Crisis

    Former Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus and Uri Dadush talked about economic questions facing the European Union. Former President Klaus outlined steps taken by the European Union to…

  • Supreme Court 20122013 Term Preview
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    Supreme Court 2012-2013 Term Preview

    Panelists previewed the 2012-13 Supreme Court term. Potential cases included a University of Texas affirmative action case and 4th Amendment unreasonable search cases. There are also cases the…

  • Supreme Court Term Review Health Care Law
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    Supreme Court Term Review, Health Care Law

    Legal analysts and experts reviewed the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act, the health care law. They analyzed the various aspects of the cases involved in the decision: Chief…

  • 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…

  • 2010 Public Policy Perspectives Part 2
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    2010 Public Policy Perspectives, Part 2

    Cato Institute fellows talked about a variety of issues including health care reform, constitutional law, international trade, and U.S. foreign relations.

  • Second Amendment Rights and States
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    Second Amendment Rights and States

    Participants talked about gun control laws and a Supreme Court case scheduled to be argued the following day. In 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court, in District of Columbia v. Heller, struck down…

  • International Law and Combating Terrorism
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    International Law and Combating Terrorism

    The panel talked about the 2007 Supreme Court term, focusing on the state of Guantanamo Bay detainees and the ability of the federal government to regulate energy markets. They talked about the…

  • The Joe Madison Show
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    The Joe Madison Show

    A live simulcast of the Joe Madison’s “The Black Eagle” show was shown. Topics included the Supreme Court ruling that overturned the D.C. gun ban, sex trafficking, and truckers' reaction to…

  • Supreme Court  2007 Term Preview
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    Supreme Court 2007 Term Preview

    Looking forward to the October 2007 U.S. Supreme Court term, each panelist surveyed the cases already on the Court’s docket and those expected to be granted review. Issues included child pornography, the District…

  • Presidential War Powers
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    Presidential War Powers

    Panelists spoke about presidential powers during times of war and the Bush administration’s use of executive power in efforts to combat global terrorism and pursue military actions in…

  • Executive Power in Wartime
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    Executive Power in Wartime

    Judge Pryor moderated a panel discussion on the federalist approach to executive power in wartime. The panelists addressed questions such as whether President Bush has acted legally in regard the war in Iraq, whether…

  • emHow Progressives Rewrote the Constitutionem
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    How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution

    Richard Epstein talked about his book How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution, published by Cato Institute. He argued that the U.S. Constitution was essentially rewritten, without benefit…

  • emWild Bill  The Legend and Life of William O Douglasem
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    Wild Bill: The Legend and Life of William O. Douglas

    Mr. Murphy discussed his book Wild Bill: The Legend and Life of William O. Douglas, America’s Most Controversial Supreme Court Justice, published by Random House. Justice Douglas was the…

  • Supreme Court Nomination
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    Supreme Court Nomination

    Conservatives participated in a panel discussion on the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court. They offered conservative perspectives on the nomination and debated the…

  • Judge Roberts and the Constitution
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    Judge Roberts and the Constitution

    Professor Seidman and Mr. Pilon talked about the interpretation of the Constitution and privacy rights. They discussed U.S. Supreme Court nominee John Roberts' past views on these issues.…

  • Internet Pharmacies and Drug Importation
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    Internet Pharmacies and Drug Importation

    Dr. Carmona testified about the availability of prescription drugs, distribution over the Internet, foreign sources of drugs, and safety concerns with various drug distribution systems. A…

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