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Want to know what is on our minds? Find blog posts written here, by the City Club staff, members, and partners. Every week you can find a new edition of #FreeSpeech in the News — a collection of related stories, commentary, and opinions on free speech in the 21st century that’s making the news. You’ll also find takes on current events, past forums, and issues surrounding Northeast Ohio. Read on for all things City Club.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The 2016 FilmForum Series in Partnership with the Cleveland International Film Festival, Part 1

#CIFF40 is nearly upon us, and the City Club is once again happy to be partnering with the Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) to present 10 FilmForums – a screening followed by a panel discussion – between March 30 to April 10. Find trailers and descriptions for the first five below. Also, be sure to...

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Monday, March 21, 2016

The erroneous argument the Senate has a ‘constitutional duty’ to consider a Supreme Court nominee

In anticipation of a Supreme Court nomination, the progressive Alliance for Justice is circulating a letter signed by more than 350 law professors arguing that the Senate has a “constitutional duty” to provide a hearing and vote on a nominee to the Supreme Court.  While there are reasonable policy and political arguments that the Senate should consider...

Friday, March 18, 2016

Senate’s Job is to Consider the President’s Nomination to the Supreme Court

As chief nominations counsel to Senator Patrick Leahy, I worked on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s consideration of the last five nominations to the U.S. Supreme Court.  On the day we learned of Justice Scalia’s death, I believed the focus would be on his life and legacy, as it had been upon the death or resignation...

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Nancy Jacobson Looks to Help us Weather the Political Storm

The results are in, and as the dust settles from the latest round of primary contests on March 15, the only thing that is clearer is the race for the White House is still far from over. Donald Trump, as polls predicted, won four of five states; all but Ohio, whose 66 delegates went to...

Monday, March 14, 2016

The State of Cleveland in 2016

“The City of Cleveland is not a private corporation. Our bottom line is not profit, it is service."    - Mayor Frank G. Jackson Last week, Frank G. Jackson, Mayor of Cleveland, delivered his 11th annual State of the City address, touching on issues ranging from the impending Republican National Convention to a proposed income...

Friday, March 04, 2016

Can Republicans stop Trump? Not with their current strategy

The Republican Party has 11 days to stop Donald Trump from becoming their nominee, and they are feeling the pressure. The final delegate tally from Super Tuesday, in which 11 states participated in the primary process on March 1, showed Trump gaining a total of 237 delegates, closely followed by Senator Ted Cruz with 209,...

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