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    13th Amendment and Mass Incarceration

    Panelists looked at the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which abolished slavery, and examined its relationship to issues of today’s criminal justice system. They discussed…

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    Nelson v. Colorado Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Nelson v. Colorado, a case questioning Colorado’s practice of not refunding court and other fees to people whose convictions of crimes were…

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    National Constitution Center Freedom Day Celebration, Part 1

    The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia held its annual symposium exploring the relationship between the Constitution and freedom. The event also marked the launch of the center’s…

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    Bill of Rights in Modern Times

    Three federal judges discussed the history of the Bill of Rights and its impact 225 years after ratification on a number of modern issues, including technology, same-sex marriage, free…

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    Civil War Era and the Constitution

    Timothy Huebner talked about the Civil War Era and the Constitution, focusing on the history of slavery during the antebellum period and its eventual abolition with the 13th Amendment, ratified…

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    National Constitution Center Freedom Day Celebration, Part 2

    The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia held its annual symposium exploring the relationship between the Constitution and freedom. The event also marked the launch of the center’s…

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    County of Los Angeles v. Mendez Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in County of Los Angeles v. Mendez, which involves the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal’s “provocation rule.” The rule holds that police officers who use force not…

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    Free Speech, Sexual Harassment and Military Law

    Retired military officials and legal academics talked about the military’s enforcement of rules and laws as they apply to free speech and sexual harassment cases involving service members.

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    Eminent Domain and Property Rights

    Legal experts testified at a hearing on H.R. 1689, the Private Property Rights Protection Act. The bill would preserve constitutional protections for property owners following a Supreme…

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    Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman, Docket Number 15-1391. The case concerns whether a New York state law that stops businesses from imposing surcharges on…

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    Murr v. Wisconsin Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Murr v. Wisconsin, a case that concerns when the government must compensate private property owners for land-use regulations that prohibit how a person’s property can…

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    Hunting for Harmony

    Hunting for Harmony was one of the second-prize high school west division winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. Aoife Haakenson, Mai Johnson, and Suleyman Anwar, sophomores at…

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    The War on Guns

    The War on Guns was one of the second-prize middle school winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. Priya Moorjani and Dhruv Pai, seventh graders at Eastern Middle School in Silver…

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    Director Comey Remarks at Intelligence and National Security Alliance Dinner

    FBI Director James Comey spoke at a dinner held in his honor by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance. He outlined the FBI’s strategy priorities and the ongoing tension between…

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    Politics and Prohibition

    Panelists talked about the history and politics of prohibition. The panel spoke about the reasons for the movement against alcohol abuse beginning in the 19th century and the problems with enforcing and then…

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    Moore v. Texas Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Moore v. Texas, which concerns whether Texas' criteria for determining if an intellectually disabled person can be sentenced to death. In 2002, the Supreme Court ruled that…

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    Sovereign Duty

    KrisAnne Hall talked about her book Sovereign Duty, in which she outlines what citizens can do to ensure that their constitutional rights are protected. She argued that the federal…

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    Moore v. Gov. Bryant Oral Argument

    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument in Moore v. Bryant, a case questioning whether the Mississippi state flag and its design are discriminatory and racist. Mississippi attorney…

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    Jennifer Mathis on Workplace Wellness Programs and Privacy

    Jennifer Mathis talked about a proposal to allow employers greater access to their employees' medical and genetic records and allow them to penalize those who do not participate in…

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    Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

    Sheriff David Clarke spoke about urban law enforcement and constitutional issues. Opening remarks were made by activist Peggy Hubbard, a Navy veteran and the wife of a law enforcement officer, whose 2015 Facebook video…

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