1,513May 1, 2011
The Living Constitution Panel
A panel discussion was held about the U.S. Constitution and changes in its wording, interpretation, and implementation over the years. Topics included changes in the courts and the implications ...
598Apr 1, 2011
Supreme Court Mistakes: Korematsu v. United States
Dean Chemerinsky delivered his argument for including Korematsu v. United States in the “Hall of Shame” as one of the worst United States Supreme Court decisions. The 1944 ...
1,063Mar 13, 2011
Book Discussion on The Conservative Assault on the Constitution
Erwin Chemerinsky talked about his book The Conservative Assault on the Constitution (Simon & Schuster, 2010). He was interviewed on stage by Sam Kleiner and also responded to questions from ...
734Feb 8, 2011
Politics, Supreme Court, and the Constitution
Legal scholars spoke about the current make up and operations of the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as its future direction. They also talked about the growing influence of conservative legal ...
443May 5, 2010
Supreme Court 2009-2010 Term Review
Solicitor General Elena Kagan moderated a review of the 2009-2010 term of the U.S. Supreme Court. Among the topics addressed were the role of Justice Kennedy in forming majorities, Justice ...
134Oct 2, 2009
Supreme Court in 2020
Legal scholars spoke about the future of the Supreme Court and potential issues for the court in 2020. Among teh topics they addressed were business and economic law, federalism, and social issues ...
194Sep 26, 2008
FCC v. Fox Television Moot Court
The Bill of Rights Institute and William and Mary Law School hosted a moot court on the FCC v. Fox Television indecency case. The case rests on the FCC’s ban against the use of ...
254Sep 14, 2007
The Roberts Court
Panelists discussed the Roberts Court, shifts in the U.S. Supreme Court, and the role of Justice Kennedy as the swing vote. They responded to questions from members of the audience.
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 ...
572Feb 19, 2007
Book Discussion on Justice for All: Earl Warren
Jim Newton talked about his biography, Justice for All: Earl Warren and the Nation He Made, published by Riverhead. He recounted the life of Earl Warren, the chief justice of the United ...
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 ...
166Jan 13, 2006
Alito Confirmation Hearing, Day 5 Part 1
A panel of legal scholars testified about the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court. Among the topics they addressed were his qualifications and experience as both a ...
21Sep 1, 2005
Roberts Supreme Court Nomination
Professors Chemerinsky and Edleman spoke to reporters about opposition to the nomination of Judge John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court. They discussed a letter signed by over 100 professors ...
74Mar 2, 2005
Ten Commandments Cases
Following oral arguments in two cases involving the placement of the Ten Commandments on courthouse and public grounds, litigants talked to reporters on the steps of the Supreme Court building about ...
51Sep 25, 1999
Federalism and the Supreme Court
Law professors and Supreme Court correspondents previewed some of the U.S. Supreme Court 1999 term cases, focusing on cases involving federalism. They also discussed federalism, ...
10Sep 25, 1999
Supreme Court Preview
Participants discussed upcoming cases for the Supreme Court term. They focused on cases regarding campaign finance contributions, mandatory student activity fees, commercial speech and arrest ...
114Sep 24, 1999
Mitchell v. Helms
Supreme Court scholars and journalists participated in a moot court argument regarding the case Mitchell vs. Helms, which the Supreme Court heard on December 1, 1999. The case focused on ...
58Apr 30, 1996
Affirmative Action in California
Governor Wilson and others testified about the California initiative to abolish some affirmative action policies. Members of the second panel opposed abolishing affirmative action.