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    Role of the Court in Race and Justice

    Two prosecutors and a former judge talked about the balance of power between prosecutors and judges in sentencing criminals, and explored the potential need for sentencing guideline reforms. “The Role of the…

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    Judicial Nominations

    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was the keynote speaker at an Alliance for Justice forum on judicial nominations and diversity. She urged President Obama to nominate people to the federal…

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    Centennial of Thurgood Marshall

    A panel discussion was held to commemorate the July 2, 2008, centennial of the birth of Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American appointed to the United States Supreme Court. Juan Williams…

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    Prosecutorial Misconduct

    As part of a conference titled, “The American Prosecutor: Power, Discretion and Accountability,” the panelists talked about prosecutorial misconduct. In recent years, studies by…

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    Cameras in Federal Courts

    Witnesses testified for and against proposed legislation, the 2007 Sunshine in the Courtroom Act, which would allow the photographing, broadcasting and televising of federal court…

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    Judicial Speech and the First Amendment

    Hofstra University hosted a three-day conference on judicial ethics. A panel on judicial speech and the First Amendment featured speeches by Judges Jackson and Spargo who recently were involved…

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    Cameras in Federal Courts

    Witnesses testified about proposed legislation that would allow the photographing, electronic recording, broadcasting and televising of federal court proceedings.

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