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    Book Discussion on The Second Amendment: A Biography

    Michael Waldman talked about his book, The Second Amendment: A Biography, in which he examines the history of the Second Amendment, which protects the right of individuals to keep and bear…

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    Judicial Independence and Politics

    Senior judges talked about the challenge of maintaining their independence when judges are increasingly subjected to partisan election campaigns. Speakers included one of the Florida…

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    The Political Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Todd Purdum talked about his book, An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, in which he recounts the political battle to…

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    Future of Free Speech

    Constitutional scholars and authors talked about the future of free speech in America. Topics included college campus censorship, defamation, Holocaust denial, the Supreme…

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    Book Discussion on Falling in Love with America Again

    Jim DeMint talked about his book, Falling in Love with America Again, in which he discusses fixing America’s social and economic problems. He argued that nothing would be solved…

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    Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court

    Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) talked about legislation he introduced to reform Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Court while still protecting national security and individuals'…

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    Book Discussion on Dragnet Nation

    Julia Angwin talked about her book, Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance, in which she looks at the ways that government, private…

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    Book Discussion on Emergency Presidential Power

    Chris Edelson talked about his book, Emergency Presidential Power: From the Drafting of the Constitution to the War on Terror, in which he looks at the use of executive power during times…

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    Book Discussion on Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War

    Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates spoke about his memoir, Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War. In the book, Mr. Gates, who served as secretary of defense under Presidents George…

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    Crafting of America's Founding Documents

    Philanthropist David Rubenstein talked about the personalities and politics of the founding fathers who collaborated on America’s founding documents. He spoke about how their…

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    Book Discussion on Camelot's Court

    Historian Robert Dallek talked about his book, Camelot’s Court: Inside the Kennedy White House, in which he profiles President Kennedy’s team of advisors, which included his…

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    Book Discussion on American Founding Son

    Gerard Magliocca talked about his book, American Founding Son: John Bingham and the Invention of the Fourteenth Amendment, in which he recounts the life of lawyer and Ohio Congressman John…

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    Book Discussion on The Great Dissent

    Thomas Healy, former Supreme Court correspondent for The Baltimore Sun, talked about his book, The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind - and Changed the History of…

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    Hillary Clinton Receives 2013 Liberty Medal

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received the the National Constitution Center’s 2013 Liberty Medal. In her remarks she commented on recent developments in Syria and the…

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    Justice Ginsburg on Supreme Court Rulings and Political Activism

    U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about some of the past rulings of the Court involving health care, affirmative action, voting rights, and gender…

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    Dissent in America

    Ralph Young talked about his book, Dissent in America: The Voices That Shaped a Nation, in which he details the history of dissent in the United States and argues that it has been crucial…

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    Book Discussion on Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor

    Richard Beeman talked about his book, Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor, in which he explores the political and social landscape of the United States between the meeting of the…

    1,590 views
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    War on Drugs

    Panelists talked about marijuana legalization and its potential ramifications on the drug war. Author Daniel Okrent compared marijuana legalization to Prohibition, and said that…

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    Book Discussion on Me the People

    Kevin Blyer, a writer for “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” presents his thoughts on the U.S. Constitution. The author contends that the Constitution is in need of an…

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    Book Discussion on The Spirit of Compromise

    Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson examined why compromise is so difficult in the current political world. The authors argue that constant campaigning rather than a focus on legislation…

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