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  • 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…

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  • 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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  • Punishment for Secession and the 14th Amendment
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    Punishment for Secession and the 14th Amendment

    William Blair talked about how the 14th Amendment was used after the Civil War to punish former rebels for secession. He described how the different sections of the amendment applied to…

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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…

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  • Supreme Court Landmark Case emYick Wo v Hopkinsem
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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Yick Wo v. Hopkins

    Professors Mae Ngai and Josh Blackman talked about the 1886 Supreme Court decision in Yick Wo v. Hopkins, a case in which a Chinese laundry owner challenged a discriminatory city ordinance. The…

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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…

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  • Supreme Court Landmark Case Civil Rights Cases of 1883
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    Supreme Court Landmark Case, Civil Rights Cases of 1883

    Howard Law School Dean Danielle Holley-Walker and U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Peter Kirsanow talked about Civil Rights Cases (1883). In the group of five consolidated cases, the Supreme Court…

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  • Supreme Court Landmark Case emLochner v New Yorkem
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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Lochner v. New York

    Randy Barnett and Paul Kens talked about the 1905 U.S. Supreme Court case Lochner v. New York in which the court voted 5-4 to strike down a state law restricting the number of hours that a baker could…

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  • Supreme Court Landmark Case emSlaughterhouse Casesem
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    Supreme Court Landmark Case, Slaughterhouse Cases

    Paul Clement and Michael Ross talked about the 1873 Supreme Court ruling on the Slaughterhouse Cases, in which the court declined 5-4 to broadly apply the Fourteenth Amendment when New Orleans butchers…

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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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  • Senator Sullivan on Memorial Day and the Brady Doctrine
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    Senator Sullivan on Memorial Day and the Brady Doctrine

    Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AL) spoke on the floor to offer his appreciation for Gold Star families and to discuss legislation related to the Brady Doctrine, which requires that the prosecution…

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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,…

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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…

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  • 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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