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  • emTrump v Mazarsem Oral Argument
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    Trump v. Mazars Oral Argument

    The District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument in Trump v. Mazars, a case concerning a congressional subpoena for President Trump’s business financial records. House…

  • Justice Department Combating AntiSemitism Summit the First Amendment
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    Justice Department Combating Anti-Semitism Summit: the First Amendment

    The Justice Department held a day-long summit on combating anti-Semitism. In this panel, experts focused on addressing anti-Semitism but also respecting the First Amendment in the process.

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    Speech Police

    David Kaye, United Nations special rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, talked about policing free speech on the internet.

  • Nineteenth Amendment Legacies
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    Nineteenth Amendment Legacies

    Penn State Professor Lee Ann Banaszak reflected on the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage and talked about the tactics women used to get the 19th amendment passed and ratified. This…

  • Second Circuit Hears Oral Argument in Presidents Twitter Account Case
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    Knight Institute v. Trump Oral Argument

    A three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York City heard oral argument in Knight First Amendment Institute v. Trump, a case concerning the 45th president’s…

  • Washington Journal Kimberly Wehle Discusses her New Book How to Read the Constitution and Why
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    Kimberly Wehle on How to Read the Constitution and Why

    Professor Kimberly Wehle talked about her new book, How to Read the Constitution and Why.

  • House Judiciary Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Voting Rights Act
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    House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on Voting Rights Act

    The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties held a hearing on the Voting Rights Act and the 2013 Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder…

  • Congressional Term Limits
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    Congressional Term Limits

    The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution held a hearing on congressional accountability. Former Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) and a panel of experts examined whether term limits…

  • Centennial of Womens Right to Vote
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    Centennial of Women's Right to Vote

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) hosted a reception in the U.S. Capitol to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the House of Representatives passing the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,…

  • Checks and Balances  Intentions of the Founders
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    Checks and Balances - Intentions of the Founders

    Historians Annette Gordon-Reed and Douglas Brinkley examined the framing of the Constitution and speculated about the founders' thoughts on the balance of power in the U.S. government today.…

  • emMitchell v Wisconsinem Oral Argument
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    Mitchell v. Wisconsin Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Mitchell v. Wisconsin, a case concerning Wisconsin’s implied consent law allowing police to obtain a blood draw from an unconscious driver without consent…

  • Supreme Court Dismisses North Carolina Gerrymandering Case in 54 Ruling
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    Rucho v. Common Cause Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Rucho v. Common Cause, a case concerning North Carolina’s congressional district map. The map in 2016 was ruled unconstitutional because of partisan…

  • emLamone v Benisekem Oral Argument
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    Lamone v. Benisek Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Lamone v. Benisek, a case on partisan gerrymandering. Republican voters in Maryland challenged the 2011 6th Congressional District map, saying it…

  • emIancu v Brunettiem Oral Argument
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    Iancu v. Brunetti Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Iancu v. Brunetti. The case concerns trademark law and the Lanham Act, which allows the U.S. Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) to refuse applications it considers “immoral” or “scandalous.” The USTPO, citing Lanham, since 1990…

  • emUnites States v Davisem Oral Argument
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    Unites States v. Davis Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in United States v. Davis. The case concerns whether using a weapon while committing a crime is a “crime of violence” requiring a harsher penalty. The plaintiffs,…

  • USA Freedom Act
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    USA Freedom Act

    The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board hosted a public forum to discuss the USA Freedom Act, a modified extension of the Patriot Act, which was due to expire at the end of 2019 if…

  • Suffrage Movement and the Media
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    Suffrage Movement and the Media

    Three scholars who have written books about women’s suffrage participated in a discussion titled: “Women and the Vote: The 19th Amendment, Power, Media, and the Making of a Movement.” The National…

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Viewers responded to the Supreme Court’s recent ruling that a Christian cross located at the Bladensburg World War I Memorial in Maryland is allowed to remain on public land. The memorial…

  • emFlowers v Mississippiem Oral Argument
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    Flowers v. Mississippi Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Flowers v. Mississippi, a case on racial bias in jury selection. Curtis Flowers, an African American Mississippi death row inmate, was sentenced to…

  • emAmerican Legion v American Humanist Associationem Oral Argument
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    American Legion v. American Humanist Association Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in two consolidated cases, American Legion v. American Humanist Association and Maryland-National Capital Park v. American Humanist Association, which concern…

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