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2 HOURS AGO - C-SPAN

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Magna Carta 800th Anniversary

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts talked about the Magna Carta on its 800th anniversary. He spoke about why there was a need for the Magna Carta, how it helped to shape a young and growing America, and its significance today. He spoke at the American Bar Association's annual meeting in Boston.

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2 HOURS AGO - C-SPAN

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[Bush v. Gore] and the 2000 Election

Panelists talked about the 2000 presidential election and the resulting Supreme Court case, [Bush v. Gore]. In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled in favor of Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush, and against his democratic challenger, Vice President Al Gore. At issue was the tabulation of Florida's votes. Panelists included lawyers from both sides of the case, as well ...

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AUG 31, 2014 - C-SPAN

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Book Discussion on [Root and Branch]

Rawn James profiles Charles Hamilton Houston, the first African American on the Harvard Law Review and dean of Howard University Law School and his student Thurgood Marshall, valedictorian of his class in 1933 and future Supreme Court justice. The two lawyers would lead the NAACP's legal office in challenging Jim Crow laws with a focus on school integration. The author ...

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AUG 30, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Egypt court commutes Brotherhood leader's death sentence

An Egyptian court on Saturday commuted a death sentence against the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader to life in prison, in one of many trials of Islamists since their removal from power. Mohamed Badie, the Brotherhood's Supreme Guide, still faces the gallows, however, after another court in southern Egypt passed a separate death sentence over deadly riots in August 2013, almost ...

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AUG 30, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Jamaica's Javed Jaghai Drops Legal Challenge To Anti-Gay Sodomy Law

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A young Jamaican gay rights activist who brought an unprecedented legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy law has withdrawn the claim after growing fearful about violent backlashes, advocacy groups and colleagues said Friday. Last year, Javed Jaghai made headlines after initiating a constitutional court challenge to Jamaica's 1864 law that bans sex between men. He ...

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