Police Body Cameras and Privacy Concerns: Can There Be Benefits for Everyone?

03/25/2015 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM
Panelists will consider whether the use of by police officers of small, mobile video cameras, known as “body cams,” could have a positive impact police-civilian interactions without unduly interfering with personal privacy, and whether having a police force equipped with such “body cams” could benefit everyone. ...
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Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones: McCullen v. Coakley, the Legislature's Response, and What the Future Holds

Come hear both sides of the Supreme Court's decision on McCullen v. Coakley. The panelists will include both sides of the case as well as a legislative representatitve who will discuss the status of abortion clinic buffer zones, and a better understanding of the First Amendment jurisprudence upon which the issue is based....
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Building Off Justice Brennan's Civil Rights and Constitutional Legacy: A Conversation with Michael Waldman

06/25/2014 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
Join us for a conversation with Michael Waldman, President of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, a nonpartisan law and policy institute that focuses on improving the systems of democracy and justice. Waldman is one of the nation’s most prominent public interest lawyers, and is an expert on the presidency, democracy and the Constitution. The Brennan Center is a leading legal voice on election law, Constitutional law, government reform and racial justice. The Boston Globe called the Center “indispensible.” Waldman has led the Center since 2005....
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A Discussion with the U.S. Attorney’s Civil Rights Enforcement Team

04/30/2014 - 12:00PM to 01:00PM
U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz founded the Civil Rights Enforcement Team (“CRET”) in 2010. The U.S. Attorney will provide a brief overview of CRET’s history and mission followed by a presentation by CRET Co-Directors Sonya Rao and S. Theodore Merritt who will discuss CRET’s outreach, litigation and prosecution efforts....
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Bargaining, Race, and Globalization: How Baseball and Other Sports Mirror Collective Bargaining, Law and Life

04/07/2014 - 05:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Baseball, sparked by Jackie Robinson and his audacious bid to break the twentieth century color bar, was important in diminishing racial barriers in the United States, notwithstanding the unwritten quota which limited black participation in the game to only the most outstanding black American players until the 1970s. The game became truly desegregated toward the end of the 1970s until the past decade or two when the number of black players began to decline appreciably. The factors for this decline are numerous, but some of them can be effectively addressed by the NCAA by establishing parity between athletic scholarships available in the revenue-producing sports like football and basketball, and baseball. Globalization has been a factor in black American decline, and has been relied upon by MLB as it pursues new markets and revenue and labor sources, which have been more inexpensive than the American player pool....
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