Events Archive

Constitution Day 2015
  • September 17, 2015
Constitution Day 2015   Too Many Secrets? Transparency and Accountability in the Post-9/11 National Security State    Co-hosted by the Georgetown Center on National Security and the Law https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bymW6lUp9Nc James Risen to be Honored with Constitutional Commentary Award, followed by Panel Discussion For Constitution Day 2015, please join The Constitution Project as it presents its annual Constitutional Commentary...
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Striking the Right Balance: Criminal v. Civil Law Sanctions
  • September 16, 2015
  • 12:00-1:15 PM
Striking the Right Balance: Criminal v. Civil Law Sanctions   Co-sponsored by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Foundation for Criminal Justice, and The Constitution Project     How should our federal government strike the right balance between the use of criminal law sanctions instead of civil law sanctions? Are prosecutors expanding the reach of criminal statutes to address conduct that was clearly not contemplated...
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Supreme Court Update: The 2014-15 Term
  • July 9, 2015
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Supreme Court Update  The 2014-15 Term   Sponsored by The Constitution Project Remarks by Representative Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA)   Join us for an analysis of major cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court during its current 2014-15 Term at a briefing on Thursday, July 9, 2015, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm in Room 2226 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The discussion will be led by Steve Vladeck, Professor of Law at the American University...
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TCP’s Young Professionals Present: Social Justice Film Series – Screening of The Mind of Mark DeFriest featuring the filmmaker, Gabriel London
  • June 10, 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Constitution Project, Jones Day, and TCP's Young Professionals Committee invite you to a screening of...  The Mind of Mark DeFriest  featuring the filmmaker, Gabriel London Wednesday, June 10, 2015  6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Jones Day  300 New Jersey Ave., NW  Washington, DC 20001 Please join The Constitution Project's Young Professionals Committee on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 for the next of our Summer Social Justice Film Series events.  We...
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8th Annual Constitutional Champions Gala
  • April 22, 2015
  • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
See Gala 2015 photos here! The Constitution Project will host its 8th Annual Constitutional Champions Gala on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 in Washington, DC. This event will honor individuals who have, in the face of adversity, fought to defend our nation’s Constitution and the rights it guarantees. Honorees will include Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, for their outstanding leadership in advocating for bipartisan...
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“Don’t I Need a Lawyer?” Report Release
  • March 18, 2015
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Don't I Need a Lawyer? Pretrial Justice and the Right to Counsel at First Judicial Bail Hearing The Constitution Project National Right to Counsel Committee -- a bipartisan, blue-ribbon panel of criminal justice system experts -- is releasing a groundbreaking new report on guaranteeing the constitutional right to representation for indigent and low-income defendants at their initial bail or pretrial release hearing. Click here to view photos...
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Supreme Court Update: The 2014-15 Term
  • March 17, 2015
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Supreme Court Update  The 2014-15 Term   Sponsored by The Constitution Project   Remarks by Representative Robert C. "Bobby" Scott Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations   Join us for an analysis of major cases decided by or pending before the U.S. Supreme Court during its current 2014-15 Term at a briefing on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, from 4:00 to 5:30 pm in Room...
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Advancing Criminal Justice Reform in 2015
  • January 28, 2015
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
The United States is the most incarcerated society in the Western world – while Americans make up 5% of the world’s total population, they now make up a quarter of the world’s prison population. This method of over-incarcerating is ineffective and lends itself to recidivism: 40% of federal prisoners and more than 60% of state prisoners end up back in the criminal justice system within just three years after release. What can be done to improve...
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Constitution Day 2014
  • September 17, 2014
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
On September 17, 2014, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., The Constitution Project (TCP), presented its annual Constitutional Commentary Award to the creators of “Orange is the New Black.” This year's event was co-sponsored by the Washington Times and the Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution at James Madison's Montpelier. Piper Kerman, author of the memoir, “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison,” was present to accept...
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Semi-Annual Supreme Court Update: The 2013-14 Term
  • July 8, 2014
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Sponsored by The Constitution Project Remarks by Representative Robert C. “Bobby” Scott Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Join us for an analysis of major cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court during its 2013-14 Term at a briefing. The analysis will be led by Steve Vladeck, Professor of Law and constitutional scholar at the American University Washington College...
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“It was torture,” TCP's independent, bipartisan, blue-ribbon Task Force on Detainee Treatment concluded in a report released April 16, 2013. The group looked at the federal government's policies and actions related to the detention and treatment of suspected terrorists captured in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere and held in U.S. custody during the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations. Read More...