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    Kennedy Assassination Conspiracy Theories, Rex Bradford

    Rex Bradford, vice president of the Assassination Archives and Research Center, talked about the findings of the “Church Committee,” headed by Idaho Senator Frank Church. The panel investigated abuses by U.S.…

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    Chief Justice Rehnquist on the Steel Seizures Case

    Chief Justice William Rehnquist talked about the 1952 U.S. Supreme Court case Youngstown Sheet and Tube v. Sawyer, in which the court limited the power of the president to seize property when it ruled 6-3…

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    Kennedy Assassination Conspiracy Theories, Oliver Stone

    Film director Oliver Stone talked about his documentary series, Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States. Mr. Stone took questions from the audience about the series and accompanying book, as well as on his…

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    Kennedy Assassination Conspiracy Theories, Panel Discussion

    Panelists discussed the findings in the U.S. government’s official investigations of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, from the Warren Commission in 1964 to the Assassination Records Review Board in…

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    Kennedy Assassination Conspiracy Theories, Robert Tanenbaum and James Lesar

    Robert Tanenbaum and James Lesar talked about theories surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Mr. Tanenbaum reviewed the government’s conduct in the investigation of President Kennedy’s death, and Mr.…

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    Kennedy Assassination Conspiracy Theories, Mark Lane and Joan Mellen

    Mark Lane, author of Rush to Judgment, and Joan Mellen, author of A Farewell to Justice, talked about conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Mr. Lane discussed the theory that the…

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    Saturday Night Massacre 40th Anniversary

    William Ruckelshaus, Bob Woodward, Jill Wine-Banks and others spoke at an event commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Saturday Night Massacre, when President Nixon fired Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald…

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    Conversation with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

    Associate Justice Clarence Thomas spoke to college students about his life and career. He focused on the state of racial relations, the operations of the Supreme Court, and pursuing a career in…

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    President Ford's Pardon of Richard Nixon

    Participants in the events talked about President Ford’s decision to pardon Richard Nixon for his involvement in the Watergate scandal. Topics included the possibility of a deal between Ford and Nixon,…

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    Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary

    Panelists participated in a symposium on the Brown v. Board of Education 1954 Supreme Court case. Fifty years ago this month the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its landmark decision desegregating…

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    Handgun Violence

    A symposium was held on gun violence in schools, in cities, and directed at public officials. Cynthia Baldwin moderated the event which focused on issues such as recent school shootings,…

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    Robert F. Kennedy, Attorney General

    Robert F. Kennedy was posthumously awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree by Duquesne Law School, which was accepted by his widow. Then family members and colleagues of the late…

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    Carol Los Mansmann Award

    Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito received the Judge Carol Los Mansmann Award for Distinguished Public Service. The award was presented jointly by several friends of Judge Mansmann. Chief Judge…

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    Duquesne University Commencement Address

    Former Senator Simpson reflected on his law career and encouraged students to deal with people as human beings in their law practices. He also stated that the law exists to defend people’s…

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    Families and Civic Trust

    Professor Elshtain talked about “private lives and public ethics.” She said that civil society inherently existed outside the large institutions of society, reacting with government and…