201,934Oct 1, 2013
EPA Investigation of John Beale
Witnesses testified at a House Oversight Committee hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) investigation of John Beale, the former high-ranking official who has plead guilty to ...
96,490Dec 16, 2010
Wikileaks,the Espionage Act, and the Constitution
Constitutional law and national security scholars testified on the constitutionality of prosecuting Wikileaks founder Julian Assange under the 1917 Espionage Act. Among the topics addressed ...
68,358Dec 19, 2011
Surveillance and Privacy Issues
Jonathan Turley talked about his recent Washington Post piece looking at the issues of surveillance and privacy and U.S. citizens' loss of privacy protections. He responded to telephone ...
40,290Oct 5, 2011
Constitutional Role of Judges
Justices Breyer and Scalia testified on the role of judges in the American republic and democratic systems within the U.S. Question topics included the politicization of the judicial confirmation ...
38,488Dec 21, 2010
The Constitution and American Culture
Sanford Levinson talked about the role of the Constitution in American culture, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Professor Levinson asserts that the ...
38,312Mar 23, 2010
Original Intent and a Living Constitution
Justices Stephen Breyer and Antonin Scalia participated in a discussion on the constitutional theories of original intent and the Constitution as a living document. They also discussed the use ...
32,403Feb 2, 2011
Constitutionality of Health Care Law
Witnesses testified about the constitutionality of the 2010 health care law. The hearing took place two days after U.S. District Court judge Roger Vinson ruled the law was ...
23,325Sep 9, 1988
Pres. Reagan Addresses Federalist Society
22,894Sep 5, 2006
Chief Justice John Roberts spoke about the history, meaning, and provisions of the U.S. Constitution, as well as the operation of government within the parameters set forth in the U.S. ...
21,715Nov 27, 1990
Checks and Balances
The system through which Congress, the Presidency, and the Supreme Court regulate one another is examined, and the specific regulatory powers of each branch is detailed.
21,258Jan 15, 2011
Supreme Court Case on the Use of Search Warrants
Orin Kerr talked about the Supreme Court case Kentucky v. King, The case tests the strength of the 4th Amendment in only allowing police to enter a person’s home after showing grounds ...
12,952Jul 24, 2000
Presidential Requirement Amendment
Committee members heard testimony on H.J.Res. 88, a proposed amendment to the Constitution that would allow a person who has been a United States citizen for 20 years to be eligible for the ...
12,468Jul 31, 2013
Bradley Manning Verdict and Treatment of Whistleblowers
Stephen Kohn of the National Whistleblowers Center discussed the military court’s decision to refuse to find Bradley Manning guilty of “aiding the enemy” for information given to ...
12,055Apr 1, 2012
The Constitution and the Camps
Matthew Shimura’s video, The Constitution and the Camps: Due Process and the Japanese-American Internment, was the grand prize winner in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary ...
12,017Nov 17, 2012
Federal Investigations and Email Privacy
Julian Sanchez talked about the complexities of email privacy laws, in particular for federal investigations, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Email privacy ...
11,865Feb 7, 2002
Witnesses testified about business practices at Enron, allegations of misleading accounting practices by company officials and auditors, and the eventual financial collapse of the ...
11,192Jan 24, 2012
Occupy Washington, D.C., McPherson Square Permit Decision
Witnesses testified on the National Park Service’s (NPS) decision to allow members of the Occupy, Washington, D.C., movement to camp indefinitely in the city’s McPherson Square, an area ...
8,416Dec 3, 2013
Presidential Powers and the Constitution
Legal scholars testified on the constitutionality of some of President Obama’s uses of executive branch powers. They focused on the administration’s one-year delay of the Affordable ...
7,165Oct 26, 2009
Principles of Constitutional and Statutory Interpretation
U.S. Supreme Court Justices Antonia Scalia and Stephen Breyer discussed their judicial philosophies of constitutional and statutory interpretation and how they reach their decisions. The two ...
7,058May 18, 2011
Role of the National Rifle Association in 2012 Elections
David Keene talked about the priorities and goals of the National Rifle Association (NRA) in 2012 elections, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He also discussed ...
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