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  • Historians in the Court
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    Historians in the Court

    Historians talked about their roles as experts for court cases on subjects such as abortion, Native American treaties, gay rights, and affirmative action. They also spoke about how the…

  • Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in emPenaRodriguez v Coloradoem Audio
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    Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Pena-Rodriguez v.Colorado, a case balancing jury secrecy against the Sixth Amendment right to an impartial jury. The case concerns whether Miguel…

  • Chief John Justice Roberts Addresses Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
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    Chief Justice Roberts Remarks at Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference

    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts addressed fellow judges and legal scholars at the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Conference. He talked about how he and his colleagues find…

  • Senate Democrats on Judicial Nominations
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    Senate Democrats on Judicial Nominations, Part 2

    Senate Democrats tried unsuccessfully to force a vote on some judicial nominations. Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) blocked all the motions to move forward on votes.

  • Kenneth Feinberg on the Future of Civil Jury Trials
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    Future of Civil Jury Trials

    Panelists discussed the future of civil jury trials. Although a constitutional right that had been lauded as promoting democracy, the number of civil jury trials had continually declined for decades amidst the…

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question: “Should the Boston Marathon bomber receive the death penalty?”

  • Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker R Remarks on Tsarnaev Verdict
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    Boston Marathon Bombing Verdict

    Governor Charlie Baker (R-MA) spoke to reporters in the State House following the federal jury verdict in the Boston Marathon bombing case. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all 30 counts…

  • Open Phones on Boston Marathon Bombing Guilty Verdict
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    Open Phones on Boston Marathon Bombing Guilty Verdict

    Telephone lines were open for viewer reactions to the federal jury verdict in the Boston Marathon bombing case. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all 30 counts against him, including…

  • Discussion on Asian Americans and the Law
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    Asian Americans and the Law

    The first three Asian American judges in New York talked about their immigrant backgrounds and careers. “Asian-Americans and the Law: New York Pioneers in the Judiciary” was part of a…

  • Discussion on Financing Judicial Campaigns
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    Financing Judicial Campaigns

    Panelists talked about Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar, which affects financing judicial campaigns. The U.S. Supreme Court was scheduled to hear oral argument on January 20, 2015, on whether barring…

  • Washington Journal Dale Ho on Voting Rules
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    Court Rulings on Voting Rules

    Dale Ho spoke via video link from New York City about court rulings on voting rules that may affect several Senate and governor’s races. C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the…

  • Discussion on Recent Court Challenges to the Affordable Care Act
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    Court Challenges to the Affordable Care Act

    Health law and policy experts talked about recent federal appeals court panels that issued divergent opinions in two cases* regarding the Affordable Care Act. The panelists explained the…

  • QA Robert Katzmann
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    Q&A with Judge Robert Katzmann

    Judge Robert Katzmann talked about his book, Judging Statutes, which explores his views on federal judges' interpretations of the the laws passed by Congress. His belief in deciphering the intent of a…

  • Discussion on US Immigration Courts
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    Immigration Courts

    Two federal administrative judges, speaking as representatives of the National Association of Immigration Judges, talked about the influx of unaccompanied children into the U.S., and the…

  • Washington Journal Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “Are new U.S. and European Union sanctions on Russia the right strategy?” Robert Barnes talked about the federal appeals court ruling…

  • Robotics and Jurisprudence
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    Robotics and Jurisprudence

    Ian Kerr and Carissima Mathen presented their paper on how robots may eventually replace judges. They were joined in discussion by Jack Balkin. “Chief Justice John Roberts Is a Robot” was a panel of…

  • emMassacred for Goldem
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    Massacred for Gold

    R. Gregory Nokes talked about his book, Massacred for Gold: The Chinese in Hells Canyon, in which he recounts the events of the massacre from when bodies were first discovered to the subsequent trial of six…

  • Washington Journal SameSex Marriage
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    Status of Same-Sex Marriage

    Brian Moulton talked about 2014 legislative and electoral initiatives for and against legalizing same-sex marriage. Other topics the ramifications of the Supreme Court’s two rulings on same-sex…

  • emHaskell v Harrisem Oral Argument
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    Haskell v. Harris Oral Argument

    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco heard argument in Haskell v. Harris. The case focused on the constitutionality of California’s mandatory collection of DNA samples from…

  • US Circuit Judge Nomination Hearing
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    U.S. Circuit Judge Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the nomination of David Barron for U.S. Circuit Court judge. David Barron was at the time a Harvard Law School Professor. He worked in the Justice…

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