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    Free Speech on College Campuses

    Attorney Howard Bashman spoke about the threats to free speech on college campuses and the consequences restriction on free speech could have for the future. He described some of the dangers for the future as the present “bubble wrap…

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    Justice Scalia's Legacy

    Former law clerks of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia talked about the late justice’s legacy and influence. Panelists included a former Texas solitictor general, a former clerk to…

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    Powers of the States

    Nevada’s attorney general and the former attorney general of Alabama talked about the increasingly activist roles many top lawyers for states were taking. They also answered questions from members of the audience.…

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    Civil Rights and Criminal Justice

    Attorneys and civil rights advocates talked about the state of civil rights law. They focused on needed reforms in the criminal justice system and community relations with local law…

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    U.S. Supreme Court and Conservatism

    A panel of conservative legal experts and U.S. Supreme Court observers discussed the nation’s highest court under Chief Justice John Roberts, the decisions it has made, and what aspects of his legacy would be most…

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    Congressional Powers

    Political science and legal scholars talked about the relationship between Congress and the other branches of government, including how the distribution of power has changed. Topics include the contention that the…

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    Open Internet Rules and Jurisdiction

    Ajit Pai and Maureen Ohlhausen talked about *net neutrality, and whether the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) ruling on the issue encroaches on the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC)…

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    Freedom of Speech

    Panelists talked about the differences between liberal and conservative interpretations of freedom of speech. Topics included free speech on college campuses, campaign donation privacy and disclosure, Citizens…

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    Supreme Court 2014 Term Preview

    Constitutional attorneys and scholars previewed major cases in the 2014 Supreme Court term, which would begin October 6, 2014. Notable cases on the docket included racial gerrymandering of…

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    Recess Appointments Debate

    Law professors debated the constitutionality of President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012. The Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the…

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    Justice Thomas on the Supreme Court

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas talked about his career. He credited Justice Antonin Scalia with helping him adjust to being a Supreme Court justice, and called himself “beat up” after his confirmation hearing, saying he…

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    Book Discussion on Dumbing Down the Courts

    John Lott talked about his book, Dumbing Down the Courts: How Politics Keeps the Smartest Judges Off the Bench, in which he argues that partisan politicians do not like to nominate smart…

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    Supreme Court 2013-14 Term Preview

    Attorneys and legal experts previewed the 2013-14 Supreme Court term. Topics included cases involving affirmative action, campaign finance, and the First Amendment. Speakers: Michael A.…

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    Supreme Court and the Death Penalty

    John Stinneford spoke about the Supreme Court and the death penalty at Ava Maria University Law School and Federalist Society. He talked about the meaning behind “cruel and unusual punishment” and gave…

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    Book Discussion on Saving Justice

    Frank Easterbrook, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, talked about the late Robert Bork’s last book, Saving Justice: Watergate, the Saturday Night Massacre, and Other…

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    Same-Sex Marriage Debate

    Sherif Girgis and Andrew Koppelman debated same-sex marriage. Mr. Sherif argued against same-sex marriage, saying the issue was not about equality but rather what marriage is and the reasons states are…

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    Senator Mike Lee at the Federalist Society

    Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) spoke at the Federalist Society’s annual national lawyers convention. He talked about the Affordable Care Act, the presidential election and its outcome, and judicial nominations. He said the Supreme…

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    225th Anniversary of the U.S. Constitution

    In celebration of the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, Justice Clarence Thomas and Yale Law School Professor Akhil Amar discussed the Constitution’s past, present, and future. The program…

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    Florida Governor Rick Scott at the Federalist Society

    Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) spoke at the Federalist Society’s annual national lawyers convention. He urged the members of the National Lawyers Convention to band together and demand fiscal…

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    Senator-Elect Ted Cruz at the Federalist Society

    Texas Senator-Elect Ted Cruz (R) discussed the results of the 2012 elections and statements made during the campaigns. He said Republicans lost because they never made an argument against Democratic attacks such…

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