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In the 2007 commencement address, Professor Epstein draws on the memory of Professor Bernard Meltzer to discuss the importance of trust, of checks and balances, and of ensuring those with power are also bound by the law. Trust and political power are at play both domestically and nationally (and sometimes concurrently, demonstrated by President Bush's use of wiretapping) and, Professor Epstein says, the responsbility of critically examining the world to ensure that trust is maintained is now in the capable hands of the graduates.


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