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    Senate Hearing on Federal Courts and Special Interest Group Money

    The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Federal Courts and Oversight held a hearing about the influence of special interest groups in the federal judiciary. Chair Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) called dark…

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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Plessy v. Ferguson

    Law Professors Ted Shaw and Michael Klarman talked about the Supreme Court decision in Plessy v. Ferguson, which came about after Homer Plessy, an African American man, was arrested in New Orleans for taking a seat reserved…

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    Race, Suffrage, and the 15th Amendment

    Professor Michael Klarman talked about what he sees as the flaws of the 15th Amendment and the exploitation and suppression of African American voters by both the Republican and Democratic Parties.…

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    Voting Rights

    Historians explored whether history impacts contemporary views on voting rights. They also answered audience questions on how to keep citizens engaged in the voting process. This discussion was a part…

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    The Framers' Coup

    Michael Klarman talked about his book The Framers' Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution, in which he recalls the drafting of the U.S. Constitution, from its tenuous start, according to…

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    Michael Klarman on Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Cases

    Michael Klarman talked about the constitutional issues related to the two same-sex marriage cases being argued before the United States Supreme Court on March 26 and 26. Hollingsworth v. Perry…