Reparations for Black Americans—What Can Holocaust Reparations Teach Us?

Reparations for Black Americans—What Can Holocaust Reparations Teach Us?

May 12, 2021 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video

What can we learn from the history of Holocaust reparations that can inform our thinking about reparations for Black Americans? The Bernard G. Segal Memorial Lecture in Law and Ethics.

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HATE: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship

HATE: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship

Oct 9, 2018 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video

A discussion with Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor, New York Law School; former President, American Civil Liberties Union.

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Supreme Court Cases and Jewish Values

Supreme Court Cases and Jewish Values

Apr 10, 2018 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video

Seth P. Waxman, former Solicitor General of the United States and leading Supreme Court advocate, discusses three high-profile, momentous cases are currently before the US Supreme Court.

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The Criminal Justice System: Honoring Tradition, Championing Reform

The Criminal Justice System: Honoring Tradition, Championing Reform

Apr 4, 2017 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video

Flaws in the criminal justice system threaten the social fabric of our country. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. shares new approaches to criminal justice reform, including initiatives to promote alternatives to incarceration, address implicit bias, and enhance relations between law enforcement and the communities they serve. He also addresses contemporary public safety issues like human trafficking and cybercrime.

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Free Speech vs. Hate Speech: The Changing Contours of Free Expression

Free Speech vs. Hate Speech: The Changing Contours of Free Expression

Mar 28, 2016 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video

Frederick M. Lawrence—Yale Law School senior research scholar, past president of Brandeis University, and a leading  expert on civil rights, free expression, and bias crimes—explores the boundaries of free expression in the 2016 Bernard G. Segal Memorial Lecture.

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Defeating DOMA: The Changing Nature of Equality Under the US Constitution

Defeating DOMA: The Changing Nature of Equality Under the US Constitution

Mar 18, 2015

Roberta Kaplan, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, who successfully argued before the United States Supreme Court the landmark U.S. V. Windsor marriage equality case, which struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), explores this groundbreaking ruling. Dozens of courts have relied explicitly on this case to accord gay couples equal rights under the law.

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Making Our Democracy Work

Making Our Democracy Work

Oct 5, 2012

The 2012 Bernard G. Segal Memorial Lecture in Law and Ethics
Why does the American public accepts the Court’s decisions? What must the Court do to maintain the public’s trust? How do our courts make our democracy work? This and more is discussed in this lecture by Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer of the United States Supreme Court.

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What Is Life Worth? Tailoring the Law to Meet the Challenges of Unique Catastrophes

What Is Life Worth? Tailoring the Law to Meet the Challenges of Unique Catastrophes

Nov 6, 2013

9/11. The BP oil spill. The Boston Marathon bombing. Major tragedies captivate the public and often galvanize officials into using unconventional strategies to help those most affected.

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Memory on Trial: Evaluating Eyewitness Identification Evidence In The 21st Century

Memory on Trial: Evaluating Eyewitness Identification Evidence In The 21st Century

Jan 23, 2013 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video

Eyewitness identification can have an enormous impact on the outcome of a trial. But how trustworthy is such testimony? And, if inaccurate, could it result in a miscarriage of justice? How should the courts proceed?

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