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  • Political Theory and the Early Republic
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    Political Theory and the Early Republic

    American History TV visited a Georgetown University Law Center course called “Recent Books on the Constitution,” which invites authors to answer student questions about their work. In this…

  • emThe Tie Goes to Freedomem
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    The Tie Goes to Freedom

    Helen Knowles talked about The Tie Goes to Freedom: Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on Liberty (Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc.; January 28, 2009). In her book she gives a full examination of…

  • Constitutional Interpretation
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    Constitutional Interpretation

    Law professors Randy Barnett of Georgetown University and Richard Primus of the University of Michigan explored different interpretations of the U.S. Constitution. They are introduced by…

  • Supreme Court Landmark Case emRegents of the University of California v Bakkeem
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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Regents of the University of California v. Bakke

    Neal Katyal and Randy Barnett talked about the Supreme Court’s 1978 decision in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke. The landmark case concerns a medical school applicant who claimed he was rejected…

  • emLochner v New Yorkem Supreme Court Case
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    Lochner v. New York Supreme Court Case

    The Supreme Court Historical Society hosts a discussion among authors and academics on the 1905 U.S. Supreme Court case Lochner v. New York. In the decision, the Court ruled a New York law limiting the number of hours a baker…

  • emReligious Liberties for Corporationsem
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    Religious Liberties for Corporations?

    Ilya Shapiro and David Gans talked about their book, Religious Liberties for Corporations? Hobby Lobby, the Affordable Care Act, and the Constitution, in which they debate the issues…

  • emA Conspiracy Against Obamacareem
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    A Conspiracy Against Obamacare

    Contributors Randy Barnett and Orin Kerr, and editor Trevor Burrus talked about their book, A Conspiracy Against Obamacare: The Volokh Conspiracy and the Health Care Case. The participants…

  • emRestoring the Lost Constitutionem
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    Restoring the Lost Constitution

    Professor Randy Barnett talked about his book, Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty, in which he argues that for many decades, U.S. courts have failed uphold the parts of…

  • emUnprecedentedem
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    Josh Blackman talked about his book, Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare, in which he looks at the legal challenge to Affordable Care Act that ended with the Supreme…

  • Supreme Court 20132014 Term Preview
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    Supreme Court 2013-2014 Term Preview

    Constitutional law professors and attorneys talked about the cases on the Supreme Court docket for the 2013-14 term. Issues included affirmative action, presidential recess powers, campaign…

  • Supreme Court Term Review Health Care Law
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    Supreme Court Term Review, Health Care Law

    Legal analysts and experts reviewed the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act, the health care law. They analyzed the various aspects of the cases involved in the decision: Chief…

  • Supreme Court Health Care Decision
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    Supreme Court Health Care Decision

    Legal experts talked about the Supreme Court’s ruling that upheld the Affordable Care Act, the health care law. The three panelists, all of whom oppose the legislation, discussed the role…

  • Amending US Constitution
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    Amending U.S. Constitution

    Participants spoke about amending the U.S. Constitution. Among the subjects they addressed were the amendment process, states' rights and the concept of nullification, the use of…

  • Constitution and the Bill of Rights
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    Constitution and the Bill of Rights

    Professor Neuborne spoke about judicial interpretation of the U.S. Constitution, and specifically the Bill of Rights. He argued that the Bill of Rights could be read better as a structural…

  • Libertarian Policy and the Constitution
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    Libertarian Policy and the Constitution

    Randy Barnett talked about the role of libertarian ideology in the U.S. Constitution. He talked about the history of libertarians. He argued that the Constitution was intended to limit the power and…