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    The Case Against the Supreme Court

    Erwin Chemerinsky talked about his book, A Case Against the Supreme Court. He spoke at the 2015 Tucson Festival of Books, held on March 14-15 on the campus of the University of Arizona.…

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    Open Phones with Erwin Chemerinsky

    Erwin Chemerinsky, author of The Case Against the Supreme Court, talked about his book and responded to viewer questions and comments. He was interviewed at the 2015 Tucson Festival of…

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    Maya Arce v. John Huppenthal Oral Argument

    A three-judge panel at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument in Maya Arce v. John Huppenthal, on the constitutionality of Arizona’s ban on ethnic studies programs in public schools.…

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    The Case Against the Supreme Court

    Erwin Chemerinsky talked about his book The Case Against the Supreme Court, in which he argues that while Supreme Court justices have a reputation for being objective, evidence shows that…

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    United States v. Apel Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in United States v. Apel, docket number 12-1038, a case concerning an anti-war activist who was protesting on land owned by a military base. The…

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    Justice for All: Earl Warren

    Jim Newton talked about his biography, Justice for All: Earl Warren and the Nation He Made, published by Riverhead. He recounted the life of Earl Warren, the chief justice of the United States from…

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    Politics, Supreme Court, and the Constitution

    Legal scholars spoke about the current make up and operations of the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as its future direction. They also talked about the growing influence of conservative legal theory on the federal judiciary and…

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    Supreme Court Mistakes: Korematsu v. United States

    Dean Chemerinsky delivered his argument for including Korematsu v. United States in the “Hall of Shame” as one of the worst United States Supreme Court decisions. The 1944 decision concluded that…

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    The Living Constitution Panel

    A panel discussion was held about the U.S. Constitution and changes in its wording, interpretation, and implementation over the years. Topics included changes in the courts and the implications they…

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    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

    Erwin Chemerinsky talked about his book The Conservative Assault on the Constitution (Simon & Schuster, 2010). He was interviewed on stage by Sam Kleiner and also responded to questions…

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    Supreme Court 2009-2010 Term Review

    Solicitor General Elena Kagan moderated a review of the 2009-2010 term of the U.S. Supreme Court. Among the topics addressed were the role of Justice Kennedy in forming majorities, Justice…

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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…

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    FCC v. Fox Television Moot Court

    The Bill of Rights Institute and William and Mary Law School hosted a moot court on the FCC v. Fox Television indecency case. The case rests on the FCC’s ban against the use of curse words…

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    The Roberts Court

    Panelists discussed the Roberts Court, shifts in the U.S. Supreme Court, and the role of Justice Kennedy as the swing vote. They responded to questions from members of the audience. “The Roberts…

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    Reconsideration of Dred Scott v. Sandford

    Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer and nine U.S. appeals court judges presided over a moot court reconsideration of Dred Scott v. Sandford. After hearing from lawyers and academics from across the country representing…

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    First Year of the Roberts Court

    In a portion of a symposium reviewing the 2005-2006 U.S. Supreme Court term, panelists talked about the new justices on the court, Chief Justice Roberts and Associate Justice Alito, and the…

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    Alito Confirmation Hearing, Day 5 Part 1

    A panel of legal scholars testified about the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court. Among the topics they addressed were his qualifications and experience as both a…

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    Roberts Supreme Court Nomination

    Professors Chemerinsky and Edleman spoke to reporters about opposition to the nomination of Judge John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court. They discussed a letter signed by over 100…

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    Ten Commandments Cases

    Following oral arguments in two cases involving the placement of the Ten Commandments on courthouse and public grounds, litigants talked to reporters on the steps of the Supreme Court…

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    Mitchell v. Helms

    Supreme Court scholars and journalists participated in a moot court argument regarding the case Mitchell vs. Helms, which the Supreme Court heard on December 1, 1999. The case focused on…

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