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  • For our re-enactment, Professor Gillian Metzger offered background in the landmark 1984 case before advocates John P. Elwood and David C. Vladeck presented arguments. Judges Judith W. Rogers and Gregory G. Katsas made up a lively Bench which concluded with Professor Christopher J. Walker moderating a panel discussion that included Elwood, Vladeck and Dean John F. Manning.

Chevron Revisited

For our re-enactment, Professor Gillian Metzger offered background in the landmark 1984 case before advocates John P. Elwood and David C. Vladeck presented arguments. Judges Judith W. Rogers and Gregory G. Katsas made up a lively Bench which concluded with Professor Christopher J. Walker moderating a panel discussion that included Elwood, Vladeck and Dean John F. Manning.

Chevron Revisited2019-08-20T13:30:26-04:00
  • Before arguing cases involving 1st and 4th amendment issues before 10 federal judges, over 125 high school students crowded into the Ceremonial Courtroom to be welcomed by Chief Judge Merrick Garland. After presenting their well-prepared arguments, the students were praised for their work by Chief Judge Beryl Howell and each of the participating judges.

13th Annual Mock Court Program

Before arguing cases involving 1st and 4th amendment issues before 10 federal judges, over 125 high school students crowded into the Ceremonial Courtroom to be welcomed by Chief Judge Merrick Garland. After presenting their well-prepared arguments, the students were praised for their work by Chief Judge Beryl Howell and each of the participating judges.

13th Annual Mock Court Program2019-02-23T18:23:00-05:00

From Goldwater to Zivotofsky – The Political Question Doctrine in the D.C. Circuit.

A panel analyzed the current status of the political question doctrine and its conceptual underpinnings, looking specifically at cases involving impeachment, the war on terror, and political gerrymandering to assess the proper role of the federal judiciary in our constitutional scheme. Following Professor Stephen Vladeck's opening remarks, the re-enactment began. 

From Goldwater to Zivotofsky – The Political Question Doctrine in the D.C. Circuit.2019-11-12T18:14:22-05:00

Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District

Over 240 students came to the Courthouse in December 2017 to watch the re-enactment of Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case involving high school students' free speech rights.

Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District2019-08-22T13:48:41-04:00

Analytics

Quarterly analytics reports are emailed monthly to a select group of Board members and staff. If you are not receiving these reports and would find them useful, please let our Executive Director know. At any time, Board members and staff may access the analytics dashboard and change the dashboard's start and end date parameters to access the data using the below link. Changing the date parameters for one of the 11 pages in the dashboard will change it for all. The 11 pages of the dashboard are: Home Page with Glossary Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) Top [...]

Analytics2021-05-25T12:42:01-04:00
  • The Historical Society's 12th Annual Mock Court Program was a huge success. Over 170 students from McKinley Tech, School Without Walls, H.D. Woodson, and Maret School presented 5-6 minute appellate style arguments before 14 federal and D.C. Court judges on March 10. This was the largest program ever. Over 30 attorneys from D.C.'s legal community volunteered their time and met 4-5 times with the students, assisting them in preparing their arguments.

12th Annual Mock Court Program

The Historical Society's 12th Annual Mock Court Program was a huge success. Over 170 students from McKinley Tech, School Without Walls, H.D. Woodson, and Maret School presented 5-6 minute appellate style arguments before 14 federal and D.C. Court judges on March 10. This was the largest program ever. Over 30 attorneys from D.C.'s legal community volunteered their time and met 4-5 times with the students, assisting them in preparing their arguments.

12th Annual Mock Court Program2019-03-07T20:39:38-05:00

In re Judith Miller – National Security and the Reporter’s Privilege

The full program on video of In re Judith Miller, a Society-sponsored program that explored the common-law basis for a reporter's privilege and how best to strike the balance between the public's right to know and the Government's need to secure information in the national interest. The program began with remarks by Professor David Pozen of Columbia Law School.

In re Judith Miller – National Security and the Reporter’s Privilege2019-08-22T02:35:57-04:00

History of the E. Barrett Prettyman Courthouse

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President Harry Truman used a silver trowel to lay the cornerstone for Prettyman Courthouse in 1950. A member of the Masons, he probably saw the irony in laying the cornerstone, but more ironic is the site was occupied by the Masons' Jackson Hall, named after an earlier Masonic President, Andrew Jackson.
History of the E. Barrett Prettyman Courthouse2019-02-11T20:19:57-05:00