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    Supreme Court Nomination Process

    Conservative legal scholars talked about the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. They examined some of his rulings in the areas of religious liberty, free speech, and…

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    Supreme Court Nomination Process

    Attorneys and legal analysts talked about the confirmation process for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch. His confirmation hearings were scheduled to begin on…

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    Judicial Nominations

    The Constitution Project held a discussion on Senate Republicans' successful efforts to block President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee D.C. Circuit Court Judge Merrick Garland. Constitutional law…

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    Financing Judicial Campaigns

    Panelists talked about Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar, which affects financing judicial campaigns. The U.S. Supreme Court was scheduled to hear oral argument on January 20, 2015, on whether barring…

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    Supreme Court Ruling on Contraception Mandate

    Elizabeth Wydra and Ed Whelen talked about the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling against the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage mandate. Mr. Whelan said the “decision is an important victory for religious…

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    Supreme Court Case on Birth Control Coverage

    Edward Whelan and Elizabeth Wydra talked about the key arguments in Sebelius vs. Hobby Lobby Stores. The case involves the provision of the Affordable Care Act that mandates contraception…

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    Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decisions

    Catholic legal scholars talked about the legal and religious issues from the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings on two same-sex marriage cases the previous week. The justices invalidated a provision of the federal Defense of…

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    Same-Sex Marriage Cases

    Coverage of this event was cancelled. Following two days of oral arguments on same-sex marriage, a panel of legal experts reviews the cases before the Supreme Court. The previous day the court…

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    Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Cases

    Legal scholars previewed the two same-sex marriage cases to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on March 26 and 27, 2013. Hollingsworth v. Perry concerned California’s Proposition 8…

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    National Religious Freedom Conference, Keynote Address

    William Lori gave the keynote address at the annual National Religious Freedom conference. He spoke about the history of religious persecution and the pursuit of religious freedom in…

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    Health Insurance and Contraceptive Services

    Ed Whelan talked about the Obama administration ruling on a provision of the 2010 health care law that requires church-affiliated employers to cover contraceptives and other preventive services in…

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    Repeal of Defense of Marriage Act

    Witnesses testified for and against legislation that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 law signed by President Clinton that bars federal recognition of same-sex marriages.…

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    Kagan Confirmation Hearing, Day 4

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held its fourth day of hearings on the appointment of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens. Witnesses…

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    Supreme Court Nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor

    Ed Whelan previewed the confirmation hearings for Judge Sonia Sotomayor. He responded to telephone calls and electronic correspondence.

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    Judge Sonia Sotomayor's 2nd Circuit Court Cases

    A roundtable discussion was held on key decisions throughout U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s career on the bench. Topics included concerns if Judge Sotomayor has empathy…

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    Judicial Independence

    Judge William Pryor and Thomas Wells discussed judicial independence. Judge Pryor spoke on his definition of judicial independence, cited three previous threats to judicial independence, and asserted that current…

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    David's Hammer

    Constitutional lawyer Clint Bolick talked about his book, David’s Hammer: The Case for an Activist Judiciary, published by the Cato Institute. He made the argument that an activist judicial…

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    Congressional Oversight and Executive Privilege

    Panel members discussed the balance between congressional oversight and executive privilege when Congress demands information, executive branch documents, or the testimony of executive…

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    The Party of Death: The Democrats

    Ramesh Ponnuru talked about his book The Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the Courts, and the Disregard for Human Life, published by Regnery Publishing. In his book Mr. Ponnuru…

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    Alito Supreme Court Nomination

    Ms. Charen moderated a panel discussion on the U.S. Supreme Court nomination of Judge Samuel Alito. Panelists discussed the Committee for Justice’s new white paper on the anti-Alito coalition and…

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