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CLIP: Reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act
Neema Singh Guliani and Steven Bradbury talked about the reauthorization of parts of the PATRIOT Act and its effectiveness since its passage shortly after September 11, 2001.
May 18, 2015 : 7 min.

CLIP: Guantanamo Bay Prison Detainees
Charles Stimson talked about the status of prisoners held in Guantanamo Bay and the Defense Department’s efforts to move dozens of detainees out of the detention facility.
May 4, 2015 : 8 min. 51 sec.

CLIP: Supreme Court Oral Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage
David Savage talked about the Supreme Court’s oral arguments on whether states can ban same-sex marriage, the implications of a ruling on the topic, and the status of same-sex marriage in the U.S.
April 28, 2015 : 4 min. 49 sec.

CLIP: State Economic and Fiscal Policies
Niraj Chokshi talked about what the nation's governors would be doing at the 2015 Winter Meeting of the National Governors Association. He discussed the economic and fiscal health of the 50 states and major policy issues facing state governments, including tax policy, the Affordable Care Act, and immigration.
February 22, 2015 : 7 min. 1 sec.

CLIP: Immigration Executive Action Decision
Alan Gomez talked about a Texas federal judge’s decision to temporarily block President Obama’s executive action on immigration, which will give 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit to permanently stop the orders.
February 17, 2015 : 9 min. 6 sec.

CLIP: Cameras in the Courts Legislation
Witnesses testified at a House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet hearing on H.R. 917, a bill that would allow judges to permit photography and videography in federal courts and provide witness identity protections.
December 3, 2014 : 10 min. 35 sec.

Women, Gender Discrimination, and the Courts
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke about the Supreme Court and the law.
September 23, 2012 : 1 hr. 14 min.

Civics Education in Schools
Retired Justice Sandra Day O Connor testified on her efforts to educate young people in civics.
August 15, 2012 : 1 hr. 25 min.

Foreign Policy and the Islamic World
Michael Scheuer talked about America and combating terrorism abroad, the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and the implication of the release of personal documents of Bin Laden
May 6, 2012 : 45 min.

Role of Courts in Democracy
A panel of legal scholars examined the proper role of courts in upholding a constitutional democracy.
May 1, 2012 : 1 hr. 42 min.
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