2012-2013 Archive

  • The Right to "Do Politics" and Not Just Speak
    The Right to "Do Politics" and Not Just Speak: Thinking about the Constitutional Protections for Political Action

    Thursday, April 11, 2013 • 12:15 PM • Law School 4055
    The Duke Law Program in Public Law and ACS present Robert Bauer, partner at Perkins Coie, and former White House counsel to President Barack Obama from December of 2009 until June of 2011.

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    Righting Wrongs: A Conversation with John Dunne

    Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • 12:15 PM • Law School 3043
    The Asian Law Students Association and Program in Public Law present John R. Dunne, former Assistant Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division and current Senior Counsel at Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP. At the Civil Rights Division, Mr. Dunne oversaw the U.S. government's formal apology and redress to Japanese Americans forced to relocate into internment camps during World War II. Mr. Dunne reflects on the implementation of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, as well as his distinguished career in public service.

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    The Supreme Court Confronts DOMA and Same-Sex Marriage: A Discussion with Roy Englert, Neil Siegel, Ernie Young, Erin C. Blondel, and Dan Boettcher

    Thursday, March 28, 2013 • 5:00 PM • Law School 3037
    Panel discussion, followed by a wine and cheese reception. Panelists discuss the oral arguments in Hollingsworth v. Perry and U.S. v. Windsor.

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    Warrantless GPS Tracking & 21st-Century Surveillance Technology: U.S. v. Antoine Jones

    Monday, February 4, 2013 • 12:15 PM • Law School 3041
    Stephen C. Leckar L'73 successfully argued the case of U.S. vs. Antoine Jones, a landmark decision on the limits of warrantless GPS surveillance, before the Supreme Court in 2011. He discusses what it was like to take on this highly visible case, thus bringing the Court into 21st-century technology, as well as how one builds a coalition and prepares for such an argument.

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    DJCLPP Symposium: Perspectives on Migration, Governance, and Citizenship

    Thursday–Friday, January 10–11, 2013 Duke Law School
    Hosted by the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy, the Kenan Institute for Ethics, and the Program in Public Law
    This symposium develops an in-depth discussion on the most appropriate communities, institutions, and constitutional frameworks needed to regulate migration policy.

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    The 2012 Elections & the Constitution Inside and Outside the Courts

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012 • 12:15 PM • Law School 3043
    Duke Law Professors Kate Bartlett, Guy Charles, Larry Helfer, Jed Purdy, and Neil Siegel discuss the implications of the 2012 national elections and state referenda for American constitutional law and culture, both inside and outside the courts.

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    Erasing Race: Will Fisher v. University of Texas End Affirmative Action?

    Thursday, November 8, 2012 • 12:15 PM • Law School 3043
    Cosponsored by the American Constitution Society and Duke Law ACLU
    Professors Neil Siegel and Guy Charles discuss the implications of this important affirmative action case.

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    Supreme Court Moot

    Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach, FL
    Thursday, November 8, 2012 • 12:15 PM • Law School 3043
    (Attendance open to Duke Law faculty, students, and staff only.)
    Jeffrey L. Fisher, Counsel of Record for Petitioner, moots this case, argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on October 1, 2012. Dean Levi leads the panel of judges, which includes Duke Law Professors Ayer, Lemos, Sachs, and Young.

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    Rethinking Reporter's Privilege: Anonymous Speech & Journalists' Sources

    Thursday, September 13, 2012 • 12:15 PM • Law School 3037
    RonNell Andersen Jones (J. Reuben Clark Law School, BYU) argues that the Supreme Court should abandon its reporter-based approach to confidential-source cases and that analyzing these cases based on the anonymous speech rights of sources rather than the information-flow or news gathering rights of reporters will more fully acknowledge 1st Amendment interests at stake.

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    Supreme Court Review - Criminal

    Wednesday, September 5, 2012 • 12:15 PM • Law School 3041
    The Program in Public Law presents its annual Supreme Court Review (Criminal). Duke Law professors Neil Siegel, Sam Buell, Jim Coleman, Nita Farahany, and Lisa Griffin review the most significant decisions of the past term of the U.S. Supreme Court, focusing on criminal cases.

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    Supreme Court Review - Civil

    Thursday, August 23, 2012 • 12:15 PM • Law School 3041
    Duke Law Professors Neil Siegel, Kate Bartlett, Joseph Blocher, Maggie Lemos, and Ernie Young discuss the most significant decisions of the past term of the U.S. Supreme Court, focusing on civil cases.