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Supreme Court 2013 Term Review
Constitutional law attorneys reviewed the 2013-14 Supreme Court term. Topics included campaign finance, cell phone searches, and presidential recess appointment powers. Panelists include attorneys Paul Smith, Elizabeth Wydra, and Noel Francisco, law professors Eric Segall and Lia Epperson, and SCOTUSblog founder Thomas Goldstein. This discussion was hosted by the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.
June 27, 2014 : 1 hr. 31 min.

Guantanamo Bay Prison and Detainees
Miami Herald correspondent Carol Rosenberg talked about statistics and the status of detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.
June 8, 2014 : 39 min. 39 sec.

Discussion on The Second Amendment
Author Michael Waldman on the origins of the 2nd amendment, how its use has changed over time, and how current interpretation affects future regulation.
May 27, 2014 : 48 min. 47 sec.

Justices Scalia and Ginsburg on the First Amendment
Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about their views of the First Amendment and the origins and contemporary meanings of freedom.
April 17, 2014 : 1 hr. 16 min.

Morse v. Frederick - A Perfect Constitutional Storm in Alaska’s Capital
Author James Foster on Morse v. Frederick (the "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" banner case), a Supreme Court case that addressed free speech in an American high school.
April 6, 2014 : 18 min. 24 sec.

Limits on Federal Campaign Contributions
Lisa Rosenberg discusses the Supreme Court’s decision in McCutcheon v. FEC that strikes down limits on federal campaign contributions.
April 3, 2014 : 43 min. 57 sec.

Supreme Court Case on Birth Control Coverage
Lawrence Hurley explained the background and issues related to the Supreme Court case Sebelius vs. Hobby Lobby Stores.
March 25, 2014 : 30 min. 29 sec.

Supreme Court and Constitutional Law
Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan spoke to Georgetown University Law Center students about her life and career.
March 17, 2014 : 1 hr.

National Firearms Museum
A tour of the National Firearms Museum and discussion about its collection of weapons, and their role in the settlement, expansion and preservation of the U.S.
March 8, 2014 : 25 min. 29 sec.

Future of Privacy
Author Julia Angwin on personal privacy issues as current events and technology have inspired efforts to protect what was once considered a right.
March 8, 2014 : 41 min. 47 sec.
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