• Using Brief Interventions to Prevent Teen Dating Violence
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    Using Brief Interventions to Prevent Teen Dating Violence

    MARY JO GIOVACCHINI: Good afternoon, everyone, and welcome to today’s webinar, “Using Brief Interventions to Prevent Teen Dating Violence,” hosted by the National Institute of Justice. At this time, I would like to introduce you to Dr. Carrie Mulford of the National Institute of Justice. DR. CARRIE MULFORD: Thank you, Mary Jo. So, we have a fantastic lineup of researchers and interventionists to talk about a variety of brief interventions to prevent teen dating violence today. I want to start off by thanking all of you for your interest in this topic and by thanking the Federal Interagency Workgroup on Teen Dating Violence, particularly Mao Yang and Becky Odor at…

  • 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…

  • Trump Falsely Claims Constitution’s Article II Let’s Him Do Whatever He Want | The 11th Hour | MSNBC
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    Trump Falsely Claims Constitution’s Article II Let’s Him Do Whatever He Want | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

    ASSURED THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL COME OUT AND DO TO TRY TO WILL COME OUT AND DO TO TRY TO REFRAME OR REMESSAGE IF THINGS REFRAME OR REMESSAGE IF THINGS DO NOT GO HIS WAY. DO NOT GO HIS WAY.>>ALL RIGHT.>>ALL RIGHT. MIMI, I WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL. MIMI, I WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL. YOU WENT TO HARVARD. YOU WENT TO HARVARD. ARTICLE TWO OF THE CONSTITUTION. ARTICLE TWO OF THE CONSTITUTION. IS IT A, POSSIBLE THAT IT WAS IS IT A, POSSIBLE THAT IT WAS BILL BAR WHO EXPLAINED THE BILL BAR WHO EXPLAINED THE PRESIDENT’S SEEMINGLY MAGICAL PRESIDENT’S SEEMINGLY MAGICAL POWERS ADDS FOUND IN ARTICLE 2, POWERS ADDS…

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    Are We Headed For A Constitutional Showdown? | Morning Joe | MSNBC

    ANALYST, ELISE JORDAN. AND CO-FOUNDER AND CEO OF AXIOS, AND CO-FOUNDER AND CEO OF AXIOS, JIM VANDE HEI JIM VANDE HEI JIM JIM JIM VANDEHEI JIM VANDEHEI MIKA HAS THE MORNING OFF MIKA HAS THE MORNING OFF IT’S NEVER BEEN QUITE THIS IT’S NEVER BEEN QUITE THIS DRAMATIC, NEVER BEEN QUITE THIS DRAMATIC, NEVER BEEN QUITE THIS EXTREME. EXTREME. WE MAY, IN FACT, HAVE A WE MAY, IN FACT, HAVE A CONSTITUTIONAL SHOWDOWN THAT CONSTITUTIONAL SHOWDOWN THAT WILL ONLY BE PLAYED OUT IN THE WILL ONLY BE PLAYED OUT IN THE COURTS. COURTS.>>PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID IN AN>>PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID IN AN INTERVIEW YESTERDAY THAT THE INTERVIEW YESTERDAY THAT THE MUELLER…

  • To Seek Justice: Defining the Power of the Prosecutor
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    To Seek Justice: Defining the Power of the Prosecutor

    The prosecutor’s job is not, uh, to convict people, or to put them in jail. It’s to do justice. There’s an old adage that, uh, the last place that you should seek justice is in the halls of justice. The, the federal criminal justice system, carefully, uh, has evolved, uh, with, with checks and balances, and it works. Prosecutors exercise a tremendous amount of, uh, of power. And they’re given a tremendous amount of authority. And with that, uh, they oughta exercise it responsibly. And there needs to be some oversight for, for that. This is not a new debate. This is a debate that we’ve been having for as…

  • Plea Bargaining in America: An Overview & Conversation [POLICYbrief]
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    Plea Bargaining in America: An Overview & Conversation [POLICYbrief]

    Plea bargaining is the process by which a criminal defendant charged with a crime, or multiple crimes, agrees to waive his or her constitutional right to a jury trial. A criminal defendant is given an opportunity to plead guilty to a lesser charge in exchange for the prosecutor not bringing the higher charge. So a person who is charged perhaps with murder might plead down to a manslaughter charge instead. In exchange for that, the prosecutor chooses not to hold a full trial. The public has this image of jury trials as making up the bulk of our criminal adjudications based on what they see on TV and in movies,…

  • Qualified Immunity In America: An Overview & Conversation [POLICYbrief]
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    Qualified Immunity In America: An Overview & Conversation [POLICYbrief]

    Qualified immunity is a doctrine that was created by the United States Supreme Court in 1967. The doctrine shields government officials from liability for damages claims, even if they violated the Constitution if they’ve not violated what the Supreme Court calls “clearly established law.” When the Supreme Court created qualified immunity, it did so in the terms of the Court to protect from liability all but the plainly incompetent or those who knowingly violate someone’s rights. There’s an ongoing, vigorous debate about whether qualified immunity is important for police officers to have. The Supreme Court, in the early 2000s, decided a case in which they held that lower courts deciding…