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    Tom Coburn on Limiting the Power of the Federal Government

    Former Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) talked about his book, Smashing the DC Monopoly, in which he argues for an Article V amendments convention as the best solution to limit the power and scope…

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    McCrory v. Harris Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in McCrory v. Harris, a racial gerrymandering case concerning two North Carolina congressional districts. Black voters in those districts sued, arguing that the…

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    Privacy in Modern America

    Historians talked about the history of people’s rights to privacy and explore the tensions between privacy, freedom of the press, convenience, and national security. They also discussed how…

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    Sex and the Constitution

    Professor Geoffrey Stone talked about his book Sex and the Constitution: Sex, Religion, and Law from America’s Origins to the Twenty-First Century, in which he provides a history of sex and the…

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    Allan Lichtman on Possible Impeachment Proceedings Against President Trump

    Allan Lichtman talked about his latest book, The Case for Impeachment, in which laid out a case for impeaching President Trump. In this interview he discussed the president’s previous-week firing of FBI Director…

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    World War I and the Bill of Rights

    Historians talked about American motivations for entering World War I, how the country mobilized for war, and government restrictions on free speech and the press in response to protests.

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    2017 Free Expression Awards Ceremony

    The Newseum presented its annual awards at a ceremony recognizing those who have promoted free expression in areas of speech, the press, religious liberty, and arts and entertainment. One…

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    Floyd Abrams on the First Amendment

    Floyd Abrams talked about his book, The Soul of the First Amendment: Why Freedom of Speech Matters. Topics included his reasons for writing the book, President Trump’s statements on on libel law,…

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    The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution

    Professor Ganesh Sitaraman talked about his book The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic, in which he says that the Founders didn’t…

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    President Trump Remarks at National Rifle Association Meeting

    President Trump addressed the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting in Atlanta. He thanked the NRA and its members for their support, and among other topics, promised he and his…

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    Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer, a case testing the bounds of separation of church and state. Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia in Missouri owns and operates a…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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