2,237Sep 12, 2012
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 ...
2,442Mar 27, 2012
Health Care Law Individual Mandate
Law Professors Akhil Reed Amar and Stephen Presser talked about the constitutionality of the individual mandate provision of the 2010 health care law which required that citizens purchase health ...
1,091Feb 27, 2012
Teaching Constitutional History
Explaining the Constitution and encouraging students to have an interest in America’s founding can be difficult for many teachers. Next, radio talk show host Diane Rehm moderates a panel ...
540Feb 27, 2012
Andrew Jackson and the Constitution
Professor Akhil Reed Amar talked about how the presidency of Andrew Jackson transformed the Constitution in ways that still apply. He responded to questions from members of the ...
4,754Feb 16, 2012
Supreme Court Health Care Argument Preview
Panelists previewed Supreme Court oral arguments on the constitutionality of the 2010 health care law, focusing on its requirement that all Americans buy health insurance. Michael Carvin and ...
1,315Apr 1, 2011
Supreme Court Mistakes: Dred Scott v. Sandford
Professor Daniel Farber delivered his argument for the case of Dred Scott v. Sandford being the top entrant in the “Hall of Shame” for United States Supreme Court ...
469Apr 1, 2011
Supreme Court Mistakes: Plessy v. Ferguson
Professor Amar delivered his argument for including Plessy v. Ferguson in the “Hall of Shame” as one of the worst United States Supreme Court decisions. The 1896 decision ...
391Feb 9, 2011
Women and the White House
Panelists discussed the influence of women in politics and presidential administrations. They discussed first ladies from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama, conflicting views of politically ...
454Apr 16, 2010
25th Amendment and Presidential Disability
Panelists talked about the succession of presidential power in the event of the president’s incapacitation or disability. Among the topics they addressed were past instances of ...
486Feb 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. ...
226Jul 2, 2009
Panelists talked about vulnerabilities and flaws in the current system of U.S. presidential succession, specifically the need for authoritative continuity. Other topics included emergency ...
473Mar 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 ...
1,199Apr 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 ...
25Aug 30, 2006
First Year of the Roberts Court
In a portion of a symposium reviewing the 2005-2006 U.S. Supreme Court term, panelists talked about the new justices on the court, Chief Justice Roberts and Associate Justice Alito, and the cases ...
209Oct 30, 2005
Book Discussion on America\'s Constitution: A Biography
64Jul 1, 2004
2003-2004 Supreme Court Term
Panelists discussed cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court during its 2003-2004 term, including prominent cases involving international law and prisoner detention, the pledge of allegiance, and ...
50Oct 27, 2003
Scholars and Representatives talked about the succession of power in the event of a catastrophic terrorist attack resulting in large numbers of lawmakers and office holders incapacitated or ...
39Oct 27, 2003
Participants talked about presidential succession in the event of a terrorist attack on the U.S. government, as well as the transition of power in Congress should a large number of members be ...
24Jun 28, 2003
Supreme Court Term Review, Part 2
In the second half of a two-hour panel, law professors discussed the major cases of the 2002-2003 U.S. Supreme Court term. They reviewed some of the major decisions of the term and also tried ...
25Jun 28, 2003
Supreme Court Term Review, Part 1
In the first half of a two-hour panel, law professors discussed the major cases of the 2002-2003 U.S. Supreme Court term. They reviewed some of the major decisions of the term and also tried to ...
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