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    150th Anniversary of the Dred Scott Decision

    A discussion was held on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Dred Scott decision, where Dred Scott had sued for his freedom. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that blacks could never be…

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    Women in the Legal Profession

    Former Acting Solicitor General Walter Dellinger, a member of the Duke Law faculty, for the school’s “Great Lives in the Law” series, interviewed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She spoke about her…

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    Rule of Law and the Executive Branch

    A panel discussion was held on law and justice policies in the next Administration. Panel members focused on how an Obama or McCain Administration should differ from the Bush…

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    Nominations of Harriet Myers and Samuel Alito

    Panelists at a day-long conference on Supreme Court issues hosted by the Shorenstein Center talked about the nominations of Harriet Myers and Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court. Among the…

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    White House Counsel

    Participants talked about the function of the White House counsel and whether the Attorney General could perform those duties. They also talked about the role of the counsel in the…