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Geoffrey Stone

Geoffrey Stone appears in the following:

Government Shutdown: A Sign of Failure or Success For Democracy?

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

In the Constitution, there is a fundamental tension between the decision-making authority of the majority, and the protections granted to the minority. We take a closer look the assertion that the government shutdown is a sign of a functioning democracy. Geoffrey Stone, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, explores the tension of the American democratic process between minority and majority.

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Supreme Court Rules on Fisher vs. U-Texas: Back to Lower Court

Monday, June 24, 2013

This morning, the Supreme Court announced opinions on a few key cases, including:

  • In the affirmative action case Fisher vs. University of Texas, the court will send the case back to a lower court. SCOTUSBlog reports that this indicates "the majority seems to reaffirm that diversity is a compelling interest if only because that rule was not challenged by the plaintiffs in the case."
  • The court announced that it will hear a case this Fall about the constitutionality of President Obama's recess appointments.
  • Several pro-business rulings on the scope of the Civil Rights Act when it comes to workplace harassment.

We discuss the rulings and the impact with University of Chicago's Geoffrey Stone.

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The Totally Legal Subpoena

Friday, May 17, 2013

Earlier this week, the Department of Justice revealed that it had subpoenaed the phone records of Associated Press reporters and editors over the course of two months in 2012. Many in the media were not pleased at what the AP called an "unprecedented intrusion." Brooke talks with University of Chicago Law Professor Geoffrey Stone who says, unprecedented or not, the DOJ's actions were certainly legal.

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Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Arguments: Day 1

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Geoffrey Stoneprofessor at the University of Chicago Law School, dissects the arguments before the Supreme Court over the constitutionality of the Proposition 8 referendum, which affirmed that gay marriage would not be recognized in California.

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Bradley Manning and 'Aiding the Enemy'

Friday, March 15, 2013

Late last month, Bradley Manning pled guilty to 10 of the 22 charges against him for leaking a trove of information to WikiLeaks. He did not plead guilty to 'aiding the enemy,' a capital offense. Brooke talks to University of Chicago law professor Geoffrey Stone about the validity of the 'aiding the enemy' charge.

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Rereading the Constitution

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Geoffrey Stone, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago, takes a closer look at the actual document behind the Republican plan to read the constitution on the floor of the house.

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