2,436Mar 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 ...
2,203Jul 1, 2010
Kagan Confirmation Hearing, Day 4
The Senate Judiciary Committee held its fourth day of hearings on the appointment of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens. Witnesses ...
4,956Jul 25, 2008
Constitutional Limits of Executive Power
The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing titled “Executive Power and Its Constitutional Limitations” to examine legal and legislative responses to allegations of misconduct and the ...
49Jun 10, 2007
Legal Issues Panel
Stephen Presser interviewed two authors about their books on legal issues. Jan Crawford Greenburg is the author of Supreme Conflict: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Control of the ...
458Dec 15, 2005
Judicial Activism vs. Judicial Restraint
Participants spoke on the topic, gJudicial Activism vs. Judicial Restraint: Is the Alito Supreme Court Nomination Sharpening the Debate? h Among the topics they addressed were recent ...
32Jul 28, 2000
Philadelphia Police Preparations
Officials spoke to reporters about police preparations for demonstrations during the Republican National Convention. They spoke about authorized and unauthorized marches, the potential for ...
53Nov 9, 1998
Historical Impeachment Review, Pt. 2
Subcommittee members questioned legal experts and historians about the history and interpretation of impeachment.
153Nov 9, 1998
Historical Impeachment Review, Pt. 1
The subcommittee heard opening statements from legal experts and historians on the interpretation and history of impeachment in the U.S. During his statement, subcommittee member Rep. Inglis ...
14Apr 10, 1991
Can the State Mandate Child Health Care?
The panelists discussed whether or not the state has the right or responsibility to ensure that a child receives standard medical care, even if parents refuse such care. The law appears to have ...
32Jun 19, 1990
Judiciary and Taxation
The subcommittee examined legislation that would prevent courts from imposing or raising taxes. The hearing followed a 1990 Supreme Court decision upholding a property tax increase imposed by a ...