1,033Mar 25, 2014
Supreme Court Case on Birth Control Coverage
Edward Whelan and Elizabeth Wydra talked about the key arguments in Sebelius vs. Hobby Lobby Stores. The case involves the provision of the Affordable Care Act that mandates contraception ...
530Jul 1, 2013
Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decisions
Catholic legal scholars talked about the legal and religious issues from the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings on two same-sex marriage cases the previous week. The justices invalidated a ...
311Mar 27, 2013
Same-Sex Marriage Cases
Coverage of this event was cancelled.
Following two days of oral arguments on same-sex marriage, a panel of legal experts reviews the cases before the Supreme Court. The previous day the ...
777Mar 25, 2013
Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Cases
Legal scholars previewed the two same-sex marriage cases to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on March 26 and 27, 2013. Hollingsworth v. Perry concerned California’s Proposition 8 ...
215May 24, 2012
National Religious Freedom Conference, Keynote Address
William Lori gave the keynote address at the annual National Religious Freedom conference. He spoke about the history of religious persecution and the pursuit of religious freedom in ...
13,369Feb 6, 2012
Health Insurance and Contraceptive Services
Ed Whelan talked about the Obama administration ruling on a provision of the 2010 health care law that requires church-affiliated employers to cover contraceptives and other preventive services in ...
3,765Jul 20, 2011
Repeal of Defense of Marriage Act
Witnesses testified for and against legislation that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 law signed by President Clinton that bars federal recognition of same-sex ...
2,278Jul 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 ...
53Jul 12, 2009
Supreme Court Nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor
Ed Whelan previewed the confirmation hearings for Judge Sonia Sotomayor. He responded to telephone calls and electronic correspondence.
99Jun 30, 2009
Judge Sonia Sotomayor's 2nd Circuit Court Cases
A roundtable discussion was held on key decisions throughout U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s career on the bench. Topics included concerns if Judge Sotomayor has ...
98Nov 21, 2008
Judge William Pryor and Thomas Wells discussed judicial independence. Judge Pryor spoke on his definition of judicial independence, cited three previous threats to judicial independence, and ...
81Apr 1, 2007
Book Discussion on David's Hammer
Constitutional lawyer Clint Bolick talked about his book, David’s Hammer: The Case for an Activist Judiciary, published by the Cato Institute. He made the argument that an activist ...
313Feb 22, 2007
Congressional Oversight and Executive Privilege
Panel members discussed the balance between congressional oversight and executive privilege when Congress demands information, executive branch documents, or the testimony of executive branch ...
119Jul 11, 2006
Book Discussion on The Party of Death: The Democrats
Ramesh Ponnuru talked about his book The Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the Courts, and the Disregard for Human Life, published by Regnery Publishing. In his book ...
31Dec 20, 2005
Alito Supreme Court Nomination
Ms. Charen moderated a panel discussion on the U.S. Supreme Court nomination of Judge Samuel Alito. Panelists discussed the Committee for Justice’s new white paper on the anti-Alito ...
41Sep 1, 2005
Supreme Court Watch
Mr. Whelan and Mr. Raben spoke about the nomination of Judge John Roberts to the United States Supreme Court. They discussed an Oregon case regarding assisted suicide that is set to ...
56Nov 6, 2001
Presidential Records Act
Witnesses testified about the Presidential Records Act of 1978, which declared presidential records to be federal property and placed them in the custody and control of the Archivist of the United ...