Videos tagged with American Constitution Society

  • Join the four candidates for North Carolina's highest judicial office as they engage in a nonpartisan candidates forum, moderated by Professor Marin K. Levy. The candidates for the two open seats are Trey Allen, Court of Appeals Judge Richard Dietz, Court of Appeals Judge Lucy Inman, and North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Sam Ervin IV.

    Presented by the Duke Law Chapter of the American Constitution Society and the Bolch Judicial Institute.

    Cosponsored by North Carolina Club and Government & Public Service Society

  • Constitutional interpretation has increasingly turned to history and a close reading of the text to decipher meaning.

  • Duke Law panelists disuss Juliana v. United States, a case the Supreme Court allowed to proceed in the 9th Circuit, which concerns the constitutional and public trust implications of climate change. Specifically, the youth plaintiffs argue that (1) the United States' actions that have contributed to climate change have unconstitutionally deprived future generations' right to life, liberty, and property; and (2) that the atmosphere is protected by the Public Trust Doctrine.

  • A panel discussion about Trump v. Hawaii and the travel ban litigation in relation to the legacy of the Japanese-American exclusion orders and internment during WWII. The panel features Dean Kerry Abrams, an expert on immigration law, Professor Eric Muller from UNC Law School, an expert on the Japanese-American exclusion cases, and Pratik Shah, co-head of Akin Gump's Supreme Court and Appellate practice. Duke Law Professor Matthew Adler moderates.

    Sponsored by the American Constitution Society and the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association.

  • The 2017 National Library Week Alumni Author event featured John D. Inazu (JD 2000), Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion at Washington University in St. Louis.

    In his second book, Confident Pluralism (2016), he presents a framework for an increasingly polarized and divided America to live together peaceably and to explore deep differences in good faith.

    Introduction by Professor H. Jefferson Powell.

    Sponsored by the Goodson Law Library and the American Constitution Society.

  • Is healthcare a right? What is will happen to health coverage if the ACA is amended? Michael Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies at Cato Institute, and Duke Law Professor Barak Richman discuss the future of the Affordable Care Act.

    Co-sponsored by the Federalist Society and the American Constitution Society.

  • The 2016 elections will impact the federal judiciary for years to come. With nearly 100 federal court vacancies - including one on the Supreme Court - the next President and the next Senate have the potential to reshape the federal judiciary. Professors Neil Siegel of Duke Law, Craig Green of Temple Law, Michael Gerhardt of UNC Law, and Georg Vanberg of the Duke Department of Political Science discuss the future of the courts under President Trump. Professor Maggie Lemos moderates.

    Co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society and the Program in Public Law.

  • What does the future of reproductive rights look like? Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, a recently decided Supreme Court case on the constitutionality of a Texas law requiring physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital and requiring abortion clinics in the state to have facilities comparable to an ambulatory surgical center, may give us a hint. Tara Romano, the Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina, joins Prof. Neil Siegel and Prof. Katharine Bartlett on the panel.

  • A panel discussion on the legal challenge to HB 2 filed in March by the North Carolina ACLU. Panelists include Chris Brook, Legal Director at the North Carolina ACLU and one of the lawyers challenging the law; Scott Skinner-Thompson '08, a professor at NYU Law whose research focuses on LGBTQ issues; and Erica Lachowitz, a business applications manager in Charlotte who has previously spoken out about the impact of the law on the trans* community.

    Sponsored by WLSA, OUTLaw, ACS, CAGV, and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.

  • The Duke Law Chapter of the American Constitution Society welcomed Justice Sue Bell Cobb, Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court from 2007-2011, for a discussion on the troubling optics and perverse incentives of judicial elections and ensuing effects on the independence of our state judiciaries and the legal profession as a whole.

    Sponsored by the Duke Bar Association and the National Chapter of the American Constitution Society.

  • Issues related to gun ownership have plagued the United States for a long time. The Supreme Court's decision in Heller marked a new beginning in the legal debate concerning private gun ownership. In the recent years, mass shootings and terrorist attacks have brought ongoing attention to this legal and social issue. With President Obama's new gun control executive order, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death, and the upcoming presidential election, the future of gun control is even more unpredictable. Professors Joseph Blocher and Darrell A.H. Miller from Duke Law School, Jeffrey W.

  • A discussion with Professors Neil S. Siegel and Christopher H. Schroeder of Duke Law and Professor William P. Marshall of UNC Law on the process, pitfalls, and potential reforms surrounding the Supreme Court's vacancy following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

    Sponsored by the American Constitution Society.

  • A celebration of Black History Month with a panel discussion on influential Black attorneys who inspired the career paths of four Duke Law professors: Guy-Uriel Charles, Darrell A.H. Miller, Trina Jones, and James E. Coleman, Jr.

    Sponsored by the American Constitution Society.

  • A discussion between Professor Joseph Blocher and Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt of Chapel Hill, the town's first openly gay mayor and a lawyer who has dedicated his life to public service. The conversation covers Kleinschmidt's public interest work, including his contributions as a death penalty lawyer, and North Carolina's "religious freedom" bill, which allows public officials to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples based upon a "sincerely held religious objection."

    Sponsored by the American Constitution Society.

  • In observance of National Library Week, Duke Law alum and author Zephyr Teachout '99 speaks about her new book "Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin's Snuff Box to Citizens United."

    Co-sponsored by the Goodson Law Library, the American Constitution Society, and the Program in Public Law.

  • Please join the American Constitution Society, the Center for Law, Race, and Politics, and the Duke Law Innocence Project for a discussion with Jennifer Thompson and Ronald Cotton, co-authors of the award-winning book "Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption," which focuses on Thompson's mistaken identification of Cotton as the perpetrator of her rape, and his subsequent wrongful conviction and incarceration.

  • A discussion of the status of marriage equality in North Carolina and across the United States, the panelists analyze the strategy choices that accompany nationwide civil rights litigation, the practical and theoretical issues surrounding equal protection and due process jurisprudence, and the impact these cases will have on civil rights, constitutional adjudication and federalism going forward.Sponsored by the the Program in Public Law and the American Constitution Society.

  • Fisher and the Future of Affirmative Action. Oral arguments are in the books and the Supreme Court's decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin is only months away. How will the court decide? Will it be a narrow ruling? What could this mean for the future of race-conscious admissions policies? The American Constitution Society and Duke Law ACLU invite you to join Professor Neil Siegel and Professor Guy Charles, founding director of the Duke Law Center on Law, Race, and Politics, for a discussion of these questions and the Court's affirmative action doctrine generally.

  • The Supreme Court's health care ruling was an extremely important, and perhaps surprising, decision. Professor Neil Siegel (whose writings may have influenced part of the opinion), Professor Steven Sachs (author on health reform and former clerk to Chief Justice Roberts), and Asheesh Agarwal of Ogletree Deakins (an authority on the possible impacts of the decision) discuss the ruling. Professor Joseph Blocher will moderate. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society, the Federalist Society, and the Health Law Society.

  • Attorneys representing individuals detained under a federal law as sexually dangerous persons discuss the case in which the Fourth Circuit invalidated as unconstitutional the relevant federal statute. Professor H. Jefferson Powell provides counterarguments and commentary.

    Recorded on February 24, 2009.

    Full title: The Constitutionality of Federal Detention of Sexually Dangerous Persons: A Fourth Circuit Case.

    Appearing: H. Jefferson Powell, Jane Pearce and two unidentified panelists.

  • Reporter Lyle Denniston shares his experiences in covering the activities of the Supreme Court. A recognized journalist and frequent commentator for media outlets, Mr. Denniston has covered the Court for nearly fifty years and currently writes for the SCOTUS blog. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society.

    Recorded on October 23, 2008.

  • A discussion of the impact of the November 2012 election on the future of the Supreme Court.

    Recorded on October 22, 2008.

    Full title: Counting to Five: What the 2008 Election Will Mean for the Supreme Court.

    Appearing: Goodwin Liu (Berkeley Law) and Christopher Schroeder (Duke University School of Law), speakers.

  • Jonathan Hafetz, a staff attorney with the New York Office of the ACLU National Security Project, joins Professor Scott Silliman to discuss the implications of the Boumediene v. Bush decision in which the Supreme Court held that detainees at Guantanamo have the right to challenge their detentions in federal court. Co-sponsored by the ACLU, ACS, the Federalist Society, and the National Security Law Society.

    Recorded on October 01, 2008.

  • Tom Maher, executive director of The Center for Death Penalty Litigation, discusses the Supreme Court's recent decisions on the death penalty, and the state of capital punishment in North Carolina. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society.

    Recorded on September 03, 2008.

  • Discussion of the role that elections play on our justice system.

    Recorded on October 31, 2007.

    Full title: Elected Justice: The Impact of Electing Judges & Prosecutors.

    Appearing: Speakers: Judge Boyce Martin of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Durham County Judge Marcia Morey, and Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby ; moderated by Paul Carrington.