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On the Record: Should the District of Columbia be Granted Statehood?

By District of Columbia Bar

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Since John Oliver’s segment on D.C. statehood went viral, there’s been nationwide attention on the city’s lack of voting rights. Jamie Raskin, professor of constitutional law at American University’s Washington College of Law and Maryland state senator, talks about how the city can use this momentum toward gaining statehood. Raskin is currently running for Congress.

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On the Record: Will the Supreme Court Finally Decide Whether or Not the Death Penalty is Constitutional?

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D.C. Bar member Debbie Hines, a trial lawyer and former prosecutor, was asked about the future of the death penalty. With three cases to go before the Supreme Court this year, how far will the justices go in their rulings? Is it time for them to tackle whether the death penalty is constitutional instead of providing rulings specifically on protocol or should they wait?

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On the Record: Why Would D.C. Make a Great Host City for the 2024 Olympics?

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Anthony Pierce, Board Member of Washington 2024 team that put together the original bid to bring the Olympic Games to the nation's capital weighs in on why D.C. would make a great host city. Mr. Pierce is also Partner-in-Charge at the Washington Office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.  

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