4,730Jul 9, 2010
Religion on Trial
From FreedomFest 2010 held at Bally’s in Las Vegas, a debate on religion featured authors Dinesh D’Souza (Life After Death) and Steven Landsburg (The Big Questions). The ...
3,468Jan 22, 2009
Constitutional Law Moot Court
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and two federal appeals court judges heard the arguments from a constitutional law moot court. The hypothetical cases involved the constitutionality of ...
2,944Feb 8, 2006
Moot Court Competition
Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts and Second Circuit Court of Appeals Judges Guido Calabresi and Sonia Sotomayor preside over the George Washington University School of Law Jacob Burns ...
2,496Mar 16, 2010
Judgment at Agincourt
Supreme Court justices and federal judges participated in a moot court trial on the actions of King Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. The court heard an appeal of a ruling that Henry V was ...
2,463Nov 25, 1987
Shakespeare: Author or Pseudonym?
Three U.S. Supreme Court Justices heard a moot court debate over the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays. The mock trial was organized to explore the theory that Edward DeVere, the 17th ...
1,818Mar 11, 1996
Insanity Trial of Hamlet
A mock trial was held of the title character of Shakespeare’s Hamlet to determine Hamlet’s mental competency at the time he killed the king’s attendant, ...
1,210Apr 7, 2007
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 ...
1,176Jul 10, 2009
Free Market Capitalism on Trial
A mock trial was held to determine whether free market capitalism caused the 2008 economic meltdown. Jeff Madrick, author of The Case for Big Government acted as the prosecutor against ...
1,169Sep 23, 2011
Re-Trial of Mary Surratt
The April 1865 plot to assassinate President Lincoln was planned in part at a boarding house owned and operated by Mary Surratt. She was tried by a military tribunal where she was not given the ...
963Jul 13, 2012
The Big Debate: Wall Street on Trial
Stephen Moore, co-author of Return to Prosperity, and Robert Frank, author of The Darwin Economy, debated the merits of Wall Street. Steve Forbes, Peter Schiff, John Mackey, and ...
877Nov 17, 1995
Ames Moot Court: Obscenity on Bulletin Boards
In the final round of the 84th annual Ames Moot Court competition at Harvard Law School, students argued the case Richard Smith v. the United States. It deals with the issue of regulating ...
853Jul 15, 2011
Public Unions, Good or Bad for America?
Stephen Moore and Thea Lee debated the merits of public sector unions. In a mock trial, Ms. Lee, assisted by Professor Shoemaker, defended against a charge that public service employee ...
835Oct 26, 1996
Trial of Richard III
A celebrity panel of justices and law professors heard testimony concerning whether King Richard III murdered or conspired to murder his two nephews, Edward and Richard, in 1483. Mr. Walda and ...
809Mar 17, 1994
Trial of Hamlet
In a mock trial, the title character of Shakespeare’s Hamlet was tried for the murder of the king’s attendant, Polonius. The purpose of the trial was to determine the mental ...
580Apr 2, 1996
Unwarranted Search and Seizure
Justice Kennedy presided over a mock trial on search warrents and unreasonable searches and seizures. It was argued by four Columbia Law School students. U.S. v. Nelson presents ...
579Apr 20, 1996
Plessy v. Ferguson Re-Argument
Distinguished jurists heard a re-argument of Plessy v. Ferguson, the 1896 Supreme Court case in which the Court found that Louisiana did not discriminate against Homer A. Plessy when it ...
513Mar 10, 1997
Harvard Moot Court
Harvard Law School held its annual moot court competition. Students argued the case of League of Women Voters v. Murphy, which focused on the constitutionality of voter initiatives in ...
499Feb 27, 2010
Moot Court on the Rationing of Health Care
A moot court hearing was held testing the constitutionality of rationing health care in a hypothetical case of a non-citizen being denied a life-saving vaccine. The case of Obasanjo v. ...
482Mar 7, 2008
Racial Preferences in Higher Education
A moot court examined the possible debate over exactly who qualifies for racial preferences as America becomes increasingly multiracial. Two law professors, Charles Ogletree and Kathleen ...
416Nov 1, 1997
Falwell v. Hustler Magazine Part 1
Attorneys and law students discussed the Supreme Court case Falwell v. Hustler Magazine. Professor Smolla talked about Rev. Falwell and Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler magazine, ...
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