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Below are the reading materials from some of the Alumni Weekend 2007 panel participants. Please feel free to read these materials even if you are not seeking CLE credit.

Friday, October 13, 2007

2:30–3:45 pm
Panel Discussion
The Next Generation of Law and Media

Levinson Auditorium

Bazelon, Emily C. ’00

“Amateur,” Journalism with journalists, Nicholas Lemann, August 7, 2006

“The Race,” Robert Kuttner, Columbia Journalism Review, March/April 2007

“False Profits: When Bad Financial News for Newspapers is Good News for Journalism,” Jack Shafer, Slate, February 23, 2007

“A War on the Press?  I Don’t Think So,” Slate, Jack Shafer, February 13, 2007

Liptak, Adam ‘88

“U.S. Wins Access to Reporter Phone Records,” Adam Liptak, The New York Times, August 2, 2006

“News Media Pay in Scientist Suit,” Adam Liptak, The New York Times, June 3, 2006

“Time Inc. to Yield Fields on Sources, Relenting to U.S.,” Adam Liptak, The New York Times, July 1, 2005

“In Leak Cases, New Pressure on Journalists,” Adam Liptak, The New York Times, April 6, 2006

4:00–5:15 pm
Panel Discussion
The New Separation of Powers: Parties, Politics, and the Presidency

Levinson Auditorium

Ackerman, Bruce ’67

“The Emergency Constitution,” Bruce Ackerman

Johnsen, Dawn E. ’86

“Faithfully Executing the Laws:  Internal Legal Constraints on Executive Power,” Dawn E. Johnson

Koh, Harold Hongju

“The New Separation of Powers,” Bruce Ackerman, 113 Harvard L. Rev., 633 (2000)

“Internal Separation of Powers: Checking Today's Most Dangerous Branch from Within”, Neal Katyal, 115 Yale L.J., 2314 (2006)

Setting the World Right,” Harold Hongju Koh, 115 Yale L.J. 2350 (2006)

“A Law Unto Itself,” Harold Hongju Koh

Shane, Peter ’77

“Presidential Signing Statements and The Rule of Law as an ‘Unstructured Institution,’ Peter M. Shane, William & Mary Bill of Rights Law Journal, [excerpted from Madison’s Nightmare: How Executive Power Threatens American Democracy, forthcoming 2008]

Saturday, October 13, 2007

9:30–10:45 am
Panel Discussions

I. The New Tools: The Internet Influencing Democracy

Noveck, Beth Simone ‘97

“A Democracy of Groups,” Beth Simone Noveck, First Monday peer-reviewed Journal on the Internet

“’Peer to Patent’: Collective Intelligence, Open Review, and Patent Reform,” Beth Simone Noveck, Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, vol. 20, number 1, fall 2006

II. Race, Politics, and the Voting Rights Act
Room 127

Issacharoff, Samuel ’83

“Is Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act A Victim of its Own Success?” Samuel Issacharoff, Columbia Law Review, vol. 105, 1710 (2004)

Smith, Paul M. ’79

League of United Latin American Citizens et al (LULAC) v. Perry
, Governor of Texas, et al, October term, 2005 No. 05-254

11:00 am–12:15 pm 
Panel Discussions

III. The Media Covering Elections:  Heroes or Villains?
Levinson Auditorium

Gerken, Heather

Democracy and the Mass Media, ed. Judith Lichtenberg (Cambridge Press, 1990)

Own Fiss, Free Speech and Social Structure,  71 Iowa L. Rev. 1416 (1986)

Owen M. Fiss, The Censorship of Television, 93 NW. U.L. Rev. 1215 (1999)

IV. Money and Politics
Room 127

Briffault, Richard

FEC v. Wisconsin Right to Life, Inc.
, 127 S.Ct  2652 (2007)

Ortiz, Daniel R. ’83

“The Democratic Paradox of Campaign Finance Reform,” Daniel R.Ortiz, 50 Stan. L. Rev. 893 (1998)

Smith, Bradley A.

“Dead Man Walking? Buckley v. Valeo and Campaign Finance Reform after Randeall v. Sorell,” Chapman University School of Law webcast, February 20, 2007