• Understand Free Speech Law in 6 Minutes
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    Understand Free Speech Law in 6 Minutes

    freedom of expression it’s one of our most cherished rights one of the things that makes America America the right to say whatever you want to everyone of course you can’t say just anything you want to, right? there are rules about these things, but this isn’t just any old area the law this involves the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, so what are the rules? what can you and can’t you say? when is the government allowed to interfere with your right to free speech? let’s spend a little time talking about some of the basic law here first the amendment itself is pretty clear and short Congress…

  • Kim Taylor-Thompson on Trump and the Constitution
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    Kim Taylor-Thompson on Trump and the Constitution

    So when Adam asked me to join the panel to discuss the effect of a Trump presidency on criminal justice policy, I have to admit that I hesitated, largely because his request actually forced me to face the reality that this was not just a bad nightmare on 11/9, but actually was a reality. So, even if I refused to watch the inauguration on Friday it’s going to happen and even if I refuse to acknowledge Trump’s toxic tweets, they will continue and even if I refuse to believe that someone so divisive will actually be our president he will on Friday. So, that means that I and the rest…

  • David Collins | Why Nine: A Conversation on Court Packing
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    David Collins | Why Nine: A Conversation on Court Packing

    – [David F. Levi] Good afternoon everyone. I’m David Levi. I’m the director of the Bolch Judicial Institute. I used to be Dean of the Law School. My distinct honor and pleasure to introduce Justice David Collins. You know, if you’re a rap star, you get to add an adjective after your name. You know, you get to be the creator, (audience laughing) and I was thinking that David is so thoughtful, he should be David Collins the thinker. (audience laughing) He’s very distinguished. He was the Solicitor General for New Zealand then he served on the High Court in New Zealand which is actually the low court, or it’s…

  • Political Activism and Constitutional Law with David Cole – Conversations with History
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    Political Activism and Constitutional Law with David Cole – Conversations with History

    – Welcome to a conversation with history. I’m Harry Kreisler of the Institute of International Studies. Our guest today is David Cole, who is the national legal director of the ACLU and a professor at Georgetown University Law Center, a volunteer attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights, the legal affairs correspondent for The Nation, and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. He is the author of 10 books, and his books have received multiple awards, including the American Book Award for Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism. His first book was No Equal Justice, and his most recent book…

  • Bolch Institute | Judicial Review: A Conversation with Justice David Collins
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    Bolch Institute | Judicial Review: A Conversation with Justice David Collins

    [Professor Neil S. Siegel] – Well, good afternoon, everyone. It is my great pleasure to introduce Duke Law School’s Scholar in Residence, David Collins. He is, well, he is many things. He is a Scholar Judge which is in part why I appreciate him so much. He’s a former Solicitor-General of New Zealand for six years. He was appointed to the High Court in New Zealand, which is the, sort of the upper level of what we would consider the lower court or the district courts in this country and I believe that was back in 2012. – [Justice Collins] Yeah. – And just recently in April, he was elevated…

  • Constitutional Convention and a New Bill of Rights in 2017.  By Daniel Bruno
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    Constitutional Convention and a New Bill of Rights in 2017. By Daniel Bruno

    Hello my name is daniel bruno today is the 11th of September 2017 In this conversation I will present to you my ideas for a new bill of rights in the United States My belief that we need a constitutional convention in the United States And My proposal for a new national anthem of the United States The 11th of September 2001 is a Day, which will live in infamy Because that was the day That terrorists struck the city of New York I Remember exactly where I was and what I was doing on that morning and the rest of the day I Was born on the island of…

  • The Law of Democracy [No. 86]
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    The Law of Democracy [No. 86]

    So one of the oddities of the US Constitution is how little it has about the mechanics of ah the democratic process itself. There are some rules. Ah we know, for example, that the states uh are going to decide for themselves how to do districts, how to conduct elections, what the voter qualifications are going to be, subject to uh Congress’ uh ability to pass supervening legislation regarding the governance of of federal elections. Uh but that’s not a lot, that doesn’t tell us how districts are going to be formed. We do know a very important thing, which is how often elections are going to be, and that…

  • L&CP Symposium 2019: Gun Rights & Regulation Outside the Home | Panel 4
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    L&CP Symposium 2019: Gun Rights & Regulation Outside the Home | Panel 4

    DARRELL MILLER: All right. So I’m not doing my duty very well here, but this train is now running a little bit late. But why don’t we start our last panel? For those of you that were wondering, there is a reception that’s taking place after this final panel. So you know, I am the– lawyer / historians on this panel between you and booze. So just, you know, we apologize– SAUL CORNELL: Not an enviable position to be in. DARRELL MILLER: I think it’s in the rotunda room at the Washington Duke, and so you’re invited to come and have a drink and continue the conversation of what I…

  • Plessy v. Ferguson Summary | quimbee.com
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    Plessy v. Ferguson Summary | quimbee.com

    – [Narrator] After the Civil War, the United States embarked on an era of reconstruction during which the country grappled with the painful history of slavery. The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the Constitution sought to eradicate the taint of slavery by outlawing it, and guaranteeing black citizens equal treatment under the law and the right to vote. However, there was a lot of resistance to racial equality, particularly in the south. By the 1870s reconstruction had fizzled out giving way to the Jim Crow era. Named after the minstrel show Jump Jim Crow, this period was defined by racial segregation laws passed by southern states. Plessy versus Ferguson…

  • “How Your Constitutional Rights Became Unenforceable” – 2018 McCormick Lecture – Erwin Chemerinsky
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    “How Your Constitutional Rights Became Unenforceable” – 2018 McCormick Lecture – Erwin Chemerinsky

    PRESENTER: Welcome. It’s wonderful to see so many friends and supporters and colleagues here at tonight’s [INAUDIBLE].. I have a brief and welcome job, but a difficult one, because it is very hard to introduce a close friend. At least it’s hard for me, because I want to do my friend– and you will excuse me– justice. I want to tell you everything about his career as a reformer, teacher, scholar, a leader so prominent that just last year, he was named the most influential person in legal education, which not a single person in legal education needed the poll to know. I want you to know what I know.…