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    Book Discussion on Our Lost Constitution

    Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) talked about his book Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America’s Founding Document, in which he examines portions of the U.S. Constitution that…

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    Book Discussion on Freedom of Speech

    David Shipler talked about his book, Freedom of Speech: Mightier Than the Sword, and responded to questions from the audience. He spoke in the James Michener Non-Fiction Pavilion at the…

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    Presidential War Powers

    Panelists talked about the legal framework surrounding the use of military force abroad, including the president’s power to conduct military operations without additional…

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    Congress and the PATRIOT Act

    Tim Mak talked about several key provisions of the PATRIOT Act, which were set to expire in June 2015, as well as arguments for and against over renewing them. The act was passed in…

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    National Constitution Center Signer's Hall

    Jeffrey Rosen gave a tour of the permanent exhibit of 42 bronze statues of America’s Founding Fathers, and talked about the Constitutional Convention of 1787.

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    Glossip v. Gross Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Glossip v. Gross. The case concerns whether the use of the drug midazolam in lethal injection executions violates the Eighth Amendment’s ban…

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    Authorization for the Use of Military Force

    Representatives Walter Jones (R-NC) and James McGovern (D-MA) talked about the congressional debate over President Obama’s request for authorization for use of military force (AUMF)…

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    Supreme Court Oral Argument on State Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Obergefell v. Hodges consolidated with three other same-sex marriage cases. The cases on the second question, Obergefell v. Hodges from Ohio and…

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    Supreme Court Oral Argument on Right to Same-Sex Marriage

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Obergefell v. Hodges consolidated with three other same-sex marriage cases. The cases on the first question, DeBoer v. Snyder from Michigan and…

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    Same-Sex Marriage Oral Arguments Reaction

    Following oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court in the consolidated case of Obergefell v. Hodges, lawyers from both sides and plaintiffs spoke to reporters and answered questions on…

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    Senate Debate on the Johnson Amendment

    Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) introduced an amendment to the Iran nuclear legislation that would declare any nuclear deal with Iran be deemed a treaty subject to the advice and consent of the…

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    Supreme Court Oral Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage

    Brian Brown and Evan Wolfson talked about the implications of Supreme Court oral arguments happening that day in four cases related to same-sex marriage. At issue were two questions:…

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    Religious Freedom in Early America

    Panelists talked about how Christianity and other religious traditions, such as those of the Native Americans and Mormons, clashed in early America, and how Christian principles shaped the…

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    First Congress and the Bill of Rights

    Donald Ritchie, Christine Blackerby, and Charles Flanagan spoke about how Congress produced the Bill of Rights despite significant opposition. Ten of the twelve proposed constitution…

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    Constitutional Convention of 1787

    Professor Jack Rakove talked about some of the issues debated during the Constitutional Convention of 1787, such as the number of representatives for each state and the method of…

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    Panel Discussion on Privacy Rights

    Jim Dwyer, author of More Awesome Than Money: Four Boys, Three Years, and a Chronicle of Ideals and Ambition in Silicon Valley; Amitai Etzioni, author of The New Normal: Finding a Balance…

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    President Obama's Use of Executive Action

    Gregory Korte talked about his April 22, 2015, piece in USA Today about President Obama’s increasing use of executive action, including what forms they take. A video clip was shown of…

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    Pew Research Center Report on Gun Rights

    John Lott talked about the new study put out by Pew Research Center which finds that support for gun rights have increased and, for the first time, protecting gun rights is more important…

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    Horne v. Agriculture Department Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Horne v. Department of Agriculture. The case concerns a federal government program that requires growers to turn over large quantities of the…

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    Annual Constitutional Awards

    Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rand Paul (R-KY) were presented Constitutional Champion Awards by the Constitution Project during the group’s 2015 Constitutional Champions Gala in…

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