See it Now: Supreme Court Briefing 2008-09

Every autumn, just before the Supreme Court starts a new term, the ACLU invites the press corps to a briefing where our lawyers explain the relevance and impact of upcoming cases. Now you can be at the briefing, too. For the first time through online video, you can see what the reporters saw in Washington, D.C. We feel it is important that our members and the public get to learn firsthand what is at stake. We want you to know and understand what we’re working on, because we know defending the Constitution matters to everyone.

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1. Justice Overview: Everything you need to know about where the justices stand.



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2. Pipeline Cases: ACLU cases that could come before the Court this term.



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3. Troubling Cases Ahead: What to look out for as the term unfolds.



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4. First Amendment Cases: Our basic free speech rights re-examined by the Court.

Steven R. Shapiro, the legal director of the ACLU, has moderated the Supreme Court briefing for 16 years, providing an annual overview of the current Supreme Court and comparing the current Court to its predecessors. This year, ACLU lawyers Laughlin McDonald, Jonathan Hafetz and Chris Hansen offer analysis of ACLU cases concerning voting rights, national security and the First Amendment, that are likely to be taken up by the Court. We hope you enjoy getting the “inside scoop” as much as we enjoyed providing it.

For easy online viewing, the event has been broken into four short videos. Each video stands alone as a theme. But viewed together, they paint a complete picture. We’ve bundled all four videos as a “playlist” on the ACLU’s YouTube channel. Our user name is “acluvideos.” Here is the link to the Supreme Court playlist.

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texas_libertarian

Awesome! More videos, please!

Alan Kovner

How did a "Law"banning Gaymarriage ever get on the the Ballot Box! This is from the "Clueless Guild". Not just voters but the Calif.legislators as well. (On par with voting down "The Bailout because they didn't like Pelosis' attitude. This truly scared me). It seems to me that the taking of Human Rights without Due Process is,dare I say it, Unconstitutional. It should have died in committee. Next: "Jews can only walk on one side of the street". How did it get to the Vote? Alan Kovner, member

Alan Kovner

Can ACLU inform All "Supreme Courts",or how can I, that the phrase is "Inalien rights" means ,YOU GOT 'em, only a conviction by a Court, by due pro-cess can remove them. I'm willing to pass the word. I need efficiency, Email: alankovner@yahoo.com Thanx

Jenny

I would like to see The ACLU Constitutional Lawyers on video speak about The Torture Memos released and How this applies to New Case Law for the 21st century.

The Shock the consceine test and State Agents that abused the rule of laws- the 1st , 4th, 8th, 14 th that Jay Bybeee wrote it was Okay to evade the Constitutional laws.

Thanks

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