• Bolch Institute | Judgment Calls: A Conversation with Hon. Dikgang Moseneke
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    Bolch Institute | Judgment Calls: A Conversation with Hon. Dikgang Moseneke

    – So I think we should start. Good afternoon, everybody. There’s barely enough time with such a huge figure, who’s had such an amazing life story. Very unusual for a judge, I might add. Most judges are extremely dull. (laughing) I speak as a former judge and what makes them interesting is their intellectual life. But their lives aren’t all that fascinating and every life is valuable, but your life. My goodness! So this is Justice Moseneke. Welcome to Duke Law. I know you’ve been over here, several times already, but, what an honor to have this person of such great humanity here with us. So welcome. – Well thank…

  • New York Times Co.  v.  Sullivan Summary | quimbee.com
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    New York Times Co. v. Sullivan Summary | quimbee.com

    – [Narrator] Freedom of speech has its limits. Those limits were tested in New York Times Company versus Sullivan. In 1960, a civil rights organization took out a full page advertisement in the New York Times. The advertisement detailed a “wave of terror” perpetrated by civil rights opponents. Amongst other horrors, the advertisement accused the Alabama police department of terrorizing student protesters. In particular the advertisement claimed police had padlocked the students’ dining hall “in an attempt to starve them into submission”. The problem was that the advertisement contained a number of factual inaccuracies. The Alabama police never padlocked the student dining hall and several other statements in the advertisement…

  • DEA Takes $82,000 Life Savings From Pittsburgh Retiree
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    DEA Takes $82,000 Life Savings From Pittsburgh Retiree

    The government helped themselves to the life savings of my grandparents and my father. Described how you felt that day. Insulted Insulted I felt that my father and his father before him worked very hard for this money and I’m merely taking it from one state to another to take care of my father and the fact that someone can put their hand into my pocket and just take it without cause was insulting as an American. My dad is 79 years old he has always been a larger-than-life personality He has worked really really hard over his entire career to support my brothers and myself. He’s just one of…

  • How to Save a Constitutional Democracy – Aziz Huq & Tom Ginsburg: Chicago Harper Lecture 2019
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    How to Save a Constitutional Democracy – Aziz Huq & Tom Ginsburg: Chicago Harper Lecture 2019

    COLIN HENNESSY: Good evening and welcome. My name is Colin Hennessy. And I have the pleasure of serving as the Executive Director of the University of Chicago Alumni Association. The Alumni Association, with the support of our amazing volunteers and community members, many of whom are in the room this evening, presents programming around the world ranging from social gatherings like Phoenix Fest to tonight’s intellectual engagement event, the Harper Lecture. And let me add, just for a minute, that tonight’s Harper Lecture has the most pre-registered people ever for a Harper Lecture. Nearly 700 people wanted to join us at this event this evening. So congratulations to all of…

  • America’s success depends on her virtue ft. Professor Robert George | #TruthStraightUp
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    America’s success depends on her virtue ft. Professor Robert George | #TruthStraightUp

    ♪ George: People today talk a lot about the faults and flaws of our founding fathers. They were human beings. They had faults. They had flaws, some serious. They were also men of extraordinary genius, and they bequeathed to us a constitution that really, truly is and should be the envy of the world. They understood something, though: that constitution is actually, at the end of the day, not a machine that will go of itself. Those constitutional structures that protect our liberties, that prevent tyranny by checking government power, the doctrine of federalism, the separation of powers, judicial review, and so forth, judicial review being something, of course, that…

  • Australia-ASEAN Women in Constitution Building Capacity Development Program
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    Australia-ASEAN Women in Constitution Building Capacity Development Program

    – Constitutions are the main legal instrument that provide a framework for the system of government and they are extremely important for that reason. The Constitution Transformation Network, which is based in the Law School, is a group of colleagues who collectively know a lot about how constitutions are made and how they operate around the world. And we’re very anxious to share that knowledge to the extent that it’s useful to others. So, what we’re doing in the course of this week is bringing to Melbourne eight amazing women from four ASEAN countries to talk about constitution building in their own countries, to draw on our knowledge and, hopefully,…

  • Queen’s Certificate in Law – Introduction to Public & Constitutional Law
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    Queen’s Certificate in Law – Introduction to Public & Constitutional Law

    Public and constitutional law is about power. Who can exercise power, what types of power can be exercised, and whether and to what extent there are any limits on the exercise of government power. At the beginning of the course we’ll look at the origins of Canada’s legal system, and we’ll look at how it was influenced by the French and the United Kingdom systems of government. We’ll also look at how the Supreme Court of Canada has recognized Aboriginal law within the Canadian constitutional framework. We’ll look at the Constitution Act 1867 which established Canada as a self-governing Dominion and that divided the authority to make laws between the…

  • 2019 Wright Lecture – Mark Tushnet – “Institutions for Protecting Constitutional Democracy”
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    2019 Wright Lecture – Mark Tushnet – “Institutions for Protecting Constitutional Democracy”

    (audience applauds) Thank You, Dean Iacobucci and Professor Su. Thanks to the Dean for inviting me to give this lecture, and to the faculty as a whole for its hospitality during my two weeks here teaching an intensive course. I will say a little more detail about the nature of this project in a moment. But I just wanna launch into the discussion directly with the observation that if I don’t blather on too long, I’m happy to have questions and discussion after I’ve concluded my main presentation. Particularly because this is an early stage of what I hope to be a more extended project. So let me frame the…

  • ‘Divided by a common language: British and American perspectives on Constitutional Law’
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    ‘Divided by a common language: British and American perspectives on Constitutional Law’

    Good evening ladies and gentlement. I’m David Feldman. I am the Director of the Centre for Public Law in the University, and it is my great pleasure to welcome you on behalf of the Faculty of Law and the Centre for Public Law to this the seventeenth Sir David Williams Lecture. The Sir David Williams lectures were founded in 2001 to mark Sir David’s contribution to the field of public law. David was and remains an inspiration to generations of us academic lawyers and students. Loved equally for his wisdow, his humour, and his kindness to people, especially younger and less experienced people. He was of those people who always…