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  • Justice Joseph Bradley and the Fourteenth Amendment
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    Justice Joseph Bradley and the Fourteenth Amendment

    University of Michigan Politics Professor Pamela Brandwein discussed Justice Bradley’s dissent in the Slaughterhouse Cases, which concerned New Orleans butchers' right to practice their trade and…

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  • Eric Foner Discusses emThe Second Foundingem
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    The Second Founding

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner talked about his book, The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution, in which he looked at the 13th, 14th,…

    607 views
  • Voting Rights and Historians in the Courtroom
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    Voting Rights and Historians in the Courtroom

    Clemson University history Professor Vernon Burton recalled his experiences as an expert witness for plaintiffs in voting rights cases in South Carolina and Texas. Professor Burton also…

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  • 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…

    79,635 views
  • emEqual Opportunity or the Lack Thereofem
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    Equal Opportunity or the Lack Thereof

    Equal Opportunity or the Lack Thereof was one of the middle school second-prize winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. Aarushi Gupta and Shairee Arora, 8th graders at Roberto Clemente…

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  • Birthright Citizenship
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    Birthright Citizenship

    Historians, journalists, and scholars talked about the history and future of birthright citizenship and immigration policy since Reconstruction.

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  • Second Circuit Hears Oral Argument on emVidal v Trumpem DACA Case
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    Vidal v. Trump Oral Argument

    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument for Vidal v. Trump. The case concerns the president’s decision to terminate the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood…

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  • Washington Journal Jeffrey Rosen Discusses the 14th Amendment and Birthright Citizenship
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    Jeffrey Rosen on Birthright Citizenship

    Jeffrey Rosen spoke by phone about the history of the 14th Amendment and arguments for and against birthright citizenship.

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  • President Trump Speaks to Reporters About Birthright Citizenship
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    President Trump on Birthright Citizenship

    President Trump took questions from reporters as he departed the White House for a Florida campaign event. One of the questions was on the migrant caravan headed to the U.S. southern border…

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  • Sarah Sanders Speaks About Proposal to End Birthright Citizenship
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    Sarah Sanders on Birthright Citizenship

    White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders talked to reporters about President Trump’s strategy to end birthright citizenship for children of undocumented immigrants. She said the president…

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

    Telephone lines and social media were open for viewer comments on the question “Should the U.S. end birthright citizenship?” National Constitution Center President & CEO Jeffrey Rosen also…

    3,209 views
  • Vice President Suggests 14th Amendment is Magnet for Illegal Immigration
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    Politico Interview with Vice President Mike Pence

    During an interview with Politico, Vice President Mike Pence remarked on President Trump’s intention to review birthright citizenship under the 14th Amendment of the Constitution. “What the president has made clear is…

    2,291 views
  • Origins of Fourteenth Amendment
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    Origins of Fourteenth Amendment

    Clemson University history professor Orville Vernon Burton talked about the origins of the 14th Amendment, and why it was essential and necessary to ratify after the South’s defeat in the…

    1,224 views
  • emAbbott v Perezem Oral Argument
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    Abbott v. Perez Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Abbott v. Perez, a consolidated case concerning redistricting in Texas. This case dates o 2011 when the state House and congressional districts were…

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  • 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…

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  • Supreme Court Landmark Case emGregg v Georgiaem
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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Gregg v. Georgia

    Carol Steiker and Kent Scheidegger talked about the Supreme Court’s 1976 decision in Gregg v. Georgia, the landmark case concerning Troy Leon Gregg, a convicted armed robber and murderer who challenged his…

    12,366 views
  • Reaction to the Bakke Decision at University of California Davis Medical School
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    Reaction to the Bakke Decision at University of California, Davis Medical School

    Administrators and students reacted to the Supreme Court decision in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, which upheld the concept of affirmative action but struck down the use…

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  • emSurvival of the Veiled Face The Constitutionality of Abortionem
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    Survival of the Veiled Face: The Constitutionality of Abortion

    Survival of the Veiled Face: The Constitutionality of Abortion was the first-prize middle school winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. Kiera Lamb, Uma Fox, and Kiah Beachler, eighth…

    108 views
  • emThe Equal Protection Clause Creating a More Perfect Unionem
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    The Equal Protection Clause: Creating a More Perfect Union

    The Equal Protection Clause: Creating a More Perfect Union was one of the second-prize high school east winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. Mia and Ava Lazar, students at Blacksburg…

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  • Supreme Court Landmark Case emPlessy v Fergusonem
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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…

    9,691 views
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