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    The Permission Society

    Timothy Sandefur talked about his book The Permission Society: How the Ruling Class Turns Our Freedoms into Privileges and What We Can Do About It, in which he examines the difference…

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    Our Republican Constitution

    Randy Barnett talked about his book Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People, in which he argues that the disagreement between Democrats and Republicans is…

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    Presidential Use of Executive Powers

    Simon Lazarus and Roger Pilon talked about the the use of executive powers by President Obama. They spoke about the constitutional basis for this power, how it has and can be executed, its…

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    Mismatch

    Law professor Richard Sander and former New York Times correspondent Stuart Taylor talked about their book, Mismatch: How Affirmative Action Hurts the Students It’s Intended to Help, and Why…

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    Supreme Court Health Care Decision

    Legal experts talked about the Supreme Court’s ruling that upheld the Affordable Care Act, the health care law. The three panelists, all of whom oppose the legislation, discussed the role…

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    States' Rights and the Tenth Amendment

    Roger Pilon and Louis Michael Seidman talked about the Tenth Amendment and states' rights. They discussed what the Tenth Amendment entails and the concept of states' rights, the Supreme Court…

    551 views
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    Supreme Court Health Care Law Challenge Preview, Individual Mandate

    Panelists previewed the Supreme Court oral arguments on the constitutionality of the 2010 health care law requirement that people purchase health care coverage by 2014 or face a financial penalty. Michael Cannon and Randy…

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    Supreme Court Health Care Law Challenge Preview, Medicare and the States

    Panelists previewed the Supreme Court oral arguments on state sovereignty in the Medicaid expansion provision of the 2010 health care law.

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    Legal Challenges to the 2010 Health Care Law

    Jan Crawford moderated a discussion on legal challenges to the 2010 health care law between Roger Pilon and Neera Tanden. Mr. Pilon argued that the law is unconstitutional. Ms. Tanden talked…

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    Gun Rights and the Courts

    Panelists talked about U.S. courts and future cases on gun rights. Topics included recent Supreme Court decisions on an individual’s right to bear arms and the right of state and local…

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    House Republicans and the Constitution

    Roger Pilon talked about the reading of the U.S. Constitution on the House floor, including protests of certain sections of the document that were left out, and plans by House Republicans…

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    Little Pink House

    A panel discussion was held on Jeff Benedict’s book, Little Pink House: A True Story of Defiance and Courage (Grand Central Publishing; January 26, 2009). The book is about Susette Kelo’s eminent…

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    The Tie Goes to Freedom

    Helen Knowles talked about The Tie Goes to Freedom: Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on Liberty (Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc.; January 28, 2009). In her book she gives a full examination of…

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    Congress and the Courts

    Mr. Pilon moderated a panel discussion on the relationship between Congress and the federal judiciary. The panelists discussed the jurisdictional disputes between the legislative and…

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    Libertarian Policy and the Constitution

    Randy Barnett talked about the role of libertarian ideology in the U.S. Constitution. He talked about the history of libertarians. He argued that the Constitution was intended to limit the power and…

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    Supreme Court Term Review

    Legal scholars talked about several recent cases and actions before the U.S. Supreme Court during its 2006 term. They focused on issues related to civil rights, Affirmative Action, late…

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    Supreme Court Cases on First Amendment Issues

    Legal scholars spoke about free speech and First Amendment cases heard by the Supreme Court in the 2006-2007 term. Among the topics they addressed were campaign finance reform laws,…

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    Judical Nominations

    Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA) and others held a press conference with members of the legal community to discuss Senate consideration of judicial nominations, as well as the use of filibuster…

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    Civil Liberties

    Justice Saunders talked about civil liberties, focusing on the role of state courts and state constitutions in protecting liberty and individual rights and freedoms. He said that limited…

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    Supreme Court Ruling on Affirmative Actioin

    Mr. Pilon spoke via telephone about the Supreme Court’s decision in two cases involving Affirmative Action programs at the University of Michigan. The court upheld admissions practices at the…

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