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  • Supreme Court Landmark Case emGideon v Wainwrightem
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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Gideon v. Wainwright

    Constitutional scholar Akhil Amar and former solicitor general Paul Clement talked about the 1963 Supreme Court decision in Gideon v. Wainwright. The guests also responded to viewer phone…

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  • Supreme Court Landmark Cases
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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Marbury v. Madison

    Akhil Reed Amar and Clifford Sloan talked about the background of the 1803 U.S. Supreme Court case Marbury v. Madison, in which the court ruled unanimously that it was the ultimate arbiter of the…

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  • emGive Me Libertyem
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    Give Me Liberty

    Historian Richard Brookhiser talked about his book, Give Me Liberty: A History of America’s Exceptional Idea, in which he provided a history of America through 13 documents, including the…

    1,113 views
  • The Presidency and Impeachment
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    The Presidency and Impeachment

    Constitutional scholars Philip Bobbitt and Akhil Reed Amar discussed how the U.S. Constitution defines impeachable offenses for the President. Philip Bobbitt, who was legal counsel to the…

    1,473 views
  • Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Day 4 Part 1
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    Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing, Day 4, Part 1

    Legal experts, American Bar Association officials, professors and former law clerks testified on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court before the Senate Judiciary…

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  • Profile of Judge Brett Kavanaugh
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    Profile of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

    C-SPAN profiled Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s pick to replace retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. If confirmed, he would be the president’s second nominee to take a seat on the…

    1,334 views
  • Landmark Cases II Series Launch
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    Landmark Cases Second Season Launch

    National Constitution Center President Jeffrey Rosen and constitutional scholars Akhil Amar and Michael Paulsen previewed the second season of “Landmark Cases: Historic Supreme Court Decisions.” The…

    3,001 views
  • Hearing Focuses on Role of Special Counsels
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    Special Counsels and Separation of Powers

    Law experts and professors testified at a hearing on the role of special counsels and separation of powers. Many of the questions from committee members centered around Robert Mueller, the…

    2,330 views
  • Akhil Reed Amar on emLaw of the Landem
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    The Law of the Land

    Akhil Reed Amar talked about his book, The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of Our Constitutional Republic, about the way geography impacts the way the American Constitution is interpreted and the…

    2,627 views
  • Washington and Hamilton
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    Washington and Hamilton

    Historians talked about the relationship between Alexander Hamilton and George Washington. They spoke about Thomas Jefferson’s opposition to Hamilton’s Federalist Party platform and how…

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  • Akhil Reed Amar Discusses emThe Constitution Todayem
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    The Constitution Today

    Akhil Reed Amar talked about his book, The Constitution Today. He spoke with Jeffrey Rosen. They spoke at the National Constitution Center’s 2016 Bill of Rights Day Book Festival.

    1,527 views
  • Congressional Forum Focuses on the Future of the Electoral College
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    Electoral College

    House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI) hosted a forum with other Democratic members ib the possibility of replacing the Electoral College in favor of the popular vote.…

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  • Akhil Reed Amar Discusses emThe Constitution Todayem
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    The Constitution Today

    Professor Akhil Reed Amar talked about his book, The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of Our Era, about the relevance of America’s Constitution to contemporary headlines.…

    1,630 views
  • Chief Justices and Presidents
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    Chief Justices and Presidents

    Professor Akhil Reed Amar talked about the complex relationship between chief justices of the United States and American presidents. He looked back to the first appointed chief justice,…

    774 views
  • Democracy Elections and the Vote
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    Democracy, Elections, and the Vote

    Akhil Reed Amar and Richard Pildes talked about the evolution of the democratic process and the establishment of a bipartisan system in the United States. They started with the earliest…

    423 views
  • Discussion on Landmark Supreme Court Cases
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    Preview of Landmark Supreme Court Cases

    National Constitution Center President Jeffrey Rosen moderated a discussion previewing the 12 U.S. Supreme Court cases of C-SPAN’s upcoming series “Landmark Cases: Historic Supreme Court…

    4,089 views
  • Women and the White House
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    Women and the White House

    Panelists discussed the influence of women in politics and presidential administrations. They discussed first ladies from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama, conflicting views of politically powerful first ladies, and…

    428 views
  • 225th Anniversary of the US Constitution
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    225th Anniversary of the U.S. Constitution

    In celebration of the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, Justice Clarence Thomas and Yale Law School Professor Akhil Amar discussed the Constitution’s past, present, and future. The program…

    1,237 views
  • Teaching Constitutional History
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    Teaching Constitutional History

    Explaining the Constitution and encouraging students to have an interest in America’s founding can be difficult for many teachers. Next, radio talk show host Diane Rehm moderates a panel…

    1,274 views
  • Andrew Jackson and the Constitution
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    Andrew Jackson and the Constitution

    Professor Akhil Reed Amar talked about how the presidency of Andrew Jackson transformed the Constitution in ways that still apply. He responded to questions from members of the audience. “Our Jacksonian…

    800 views
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