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    George Washington's Copy of the Constitution

    President George Washington’s personal copy of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights was recently auctioned at Christie’s in New York City for $9.8 million, the most ever…

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    13th Amendment at 150

    In commemoration of the 13th amendment’s 150th anniversary, a panel of scholars talked about the amendment’s legacy. The states ratified the 13th Amendment abolishing…

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    Reconstruction Amendments and the Federal Judiciary

    Judges talked about the impact of the Reconstruction Amendments on both legal history and their personal careers in the federal judiciary. They spoke about examples from desegregation…

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    Heffernan v. City of Paterson Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Heffernan v. City of Paterson, a case on whether city officials violated the free speech rights of a police officer who was demoted after his…

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    President Obama's Executive Actions on Gun Control

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch and other witnesses testified at a hearing on President Obama’s executive actions on gun control. Attorney General Lynch emphasized that the…

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    Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a case that could end the practice of nonunion public employees paying fees to unions. A…

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    "Natural Born Citizen" Presidential Requirement

    Randy Barnett talked about the legal arguments in the debate over whether Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) meets the constitutional “natural born citizen” requirement and therefore…

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    Book Discussion on Lawless

    Professor David Bernstein talked about his book, Lawless: The Obama Administration’s Unprecedented Assault on the Constitution and the Rule of Law. In his book, Professor Bernstein…

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    Influence of the Reconstruction Amendments

    Historians and legal scholars discuss the influence of the 13th and 14th Amendments on modern American society. These were ratified during the Reconstruction era and dealt with rights…

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    Book Discussion on An Argument Open to All

    Sanford Levinson talked about his book An Argument Open to All: Reading “The Federalist” in the 21st Century, in which he looks at the political thinking of the framers of the…

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    Book Discussion on Dissent and the Supreme Court

    Melvin Urofsky talked about his book Dissent and the Supreme Court: Its Role in the Court’s History and the Nation’s Constitutional Dialogue, in which he examines the role of…

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    Book Discussion on Madison's Hand

    Mary Sarah Bilder talked about her book Madison’s Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention, in which she examines James Madison’s notes on the 1787 Constitutional…

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    Book Discussion on The Road from Runnymede

    A.E. Dick Howard talked about his book The Road from Runnymede: Magna Carta and Constitutionalism in America, in which he recalls the creation of the Magna Carta, and the impact of the…

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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and phone lines were open for viewer calls on the question: “Should the requirement that the president be a natural-born citizen be abolished from the…

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    Scope of the Reconstruction Amendments

    Historians and legal scholars talked about the original intent and scope of the 13th and 14th Amendments. These were ratified during the Reconstruction era and dealt with rights for…

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    Open Phones on President Obama's Executive Action on Gun Control

    Telephone lines, divided between gun owners and non-gun owners, were open for viewer comments on President Obama’s announcement of several executive actions aimed at reducing gun…

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    "Constituting Liberty" Exhibit

    Jeffrey Rosen gave a tour of the “Constituting Liberty” exhibit, which features rare copies of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of…

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    U.S. Supreme Court 1873 Slaughterhouse Cases

    Professor Randy Barnett talked about the U.S. Supreme Court Slaughterhouse Cases. In the series of cases, the Supreme Court upheld a monopoly of slaughterhouses in New Orleans to…

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    Sex and the Constitution

    Professor Geoffrey Stone, author of the forthcoming book Sexing the Constitution, talked about the history of American law concerning sex and explains how the Supreme Court has come to see…

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    Civil Liberties and National Security

    John Whitehead talked about his book, Battlefield America: The War on the American People, in which he argues the U.S. is on the verge of becoming what he calls a “police…

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