Events Archive

Exposing the Truth of U.S. Torture: Restoring Human Dignity
  • June 26, 2014
  • 6:00 PM
Co-sponsors include: Karamah - Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) The Constitution Project ...
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Shining a Light on U.S. Torture
  • June 21, 2014
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Co-sponsors include: Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace (ICUJP) Karamah - Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) The Constitution Project...
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Congress, War Powers and Counterterrorism
  • June 11, 2014
  • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Senator Wayne Morse voted against the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution in 1964 on constitutional and moral grounds, arguing that Congress was ceding its constitutional duty to declare war to the executive. He claimed that the resolution “embodies a pre-dated declaration of war” and correctly predicted a “long and bloody war” that the country would regret. On June 11, 2014, a panel of experts will discuss the echoes of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution,...
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Exposing the Truth of U.S. Torture: Restoring Human Dignity
  • June 6, 2014
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30PM
Cosponsors include: National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT), The Constitution Project, Qurtuba Institute and Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights. ...
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Irreversible Error: Recommended Reforms for Preventing and Correcting Errors in the Administration of Capital Punishment
  • May 7, 2014
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
View the full report here. View the full webcast here. View photos from the event here. The Constitution Project's Death Penalty Committee -- a bipartisan, blue-ribbon panel of criminal justice system experts -- is releasing a groundbreaking new report on the administration of capital punishment in America.  The report offers 39 specific policy recommendations addressing recent controversies in carrying out the death penalty, such as the secret...
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7th Annual Constitutional Champions Gala
  • April 24, 2014
  • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
To view more photos from the gala, click here. The Constitution Project will host its 7th Annual Constitutional Champions Gala on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Washington, DC.  This event will honor individuals who have, in the face of adversity, stood up for the American ideals of liberty, justice, and the rule of law and fought to defend our nation’s Constitution and the rights it guarantees. Honorees will include Gary B. Pruitt, for publicly...
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Lifting the Veil on the FISA Court
  • March 18, 2014
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30PM
The Constitution Project and the National Constitution Center are proud to present: "Lifting the Veil on the FISA Court" In the wake of Edward Snowden’s now infamous leak of National Security Agency documents to the press, a secret body of law—the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA)—also has come under scrutiny. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut recently introduced new bills that would ensure the FISA courts properly...
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Terrorism: Crime and Punishment
  • January 23, 2014
  • 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Extraordinary rendition. Torture. Cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment. The United States has been accused of all of the above. The Constitution Project’s bipartisan Task Force on Detainee Treatment recently released a comprehensive analysis examining the federal government’s policies and actions related to the capture, detention, and prosecution of suspected terrorists in US custody during the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations. The...
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Medical Care and Medical Ethics at Guantánamo Conference
  • December 2, 2013
  • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
One hundred sixty four detainees remain at the Guantánamo detention facility. It is an aging population whose medical issues are increasing in scope and complexity. The purpose of this conference is to identify, analyze and propose solutions to structural and other obstacles that impede physicians’ ability to deliver to Guantanamo detainees quality ethical medical care that meets professional standards....
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Task Force on Detainee Treatment at the Carnegie Council on Ethics in International Affairs
  • November 21, 2013
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
On November 21, Brigadier General (ret.) David Irvine and Dr. David Gushee from The Constitution Project’s bipartisan, blue-ribbon Task Force on Detainee Treatment will come together for an in-depth look at America’s pre- and post-9/11 actions related to the capture, detention, and interrogation of suspected terrorists. The 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm event is open to the public. The event is located at the Carnegie Council on Ethics in International...
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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...