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    Washington and Hamilton

    Historians talked about the relationship between Alexander Hamilton and George Washington. They spoke about Thomas Jefferson’s opposition to Hamilton’s Federalist Party platform and how…

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    The Constitution Today

    Akhil Reed Amar talked about his book, The Constitution Today. He spoke with Jeffrey Rosen. They spoke at the National Constitution Center’s 2016 Bill of Rights Day Book Festival.

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    Electoral College

    House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI) hosted a forum with other Democratic members ib the possibility of replacing the Electoral College in favor of the popular vote.…

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    The Constitution Today

    Professor Akhil Reed Amar talked about his book, The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of Our Era, about the relevance of America’s Constitution to contemporary headlines.…

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    Chief Justices and Presidents

    Professor Akhil Reed Amar talked about the complex relationship between chief justices of the United States and American presidents. He looked back to the first appointed chief justice,…

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    Democracy, Elections, and the Vote

    Akhil Reed Amar and Richard Pildes talked about the evolution of the democratic process and the establishment of a bipartisan system in the United States. They started with the earliest…

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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Marbury v. Madison

    Akhil Reed Amar and Clifford Sloan talked about the background of the 1803 U.S. Supreme Court case Marbury v. Madison, in which the court ruled unanimously that it was the ultimate arbiter of the…

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    Preview of Landmark Supreme Court Cases

    National Constitution Center President Jeffrey Rosen moderated a discussion previewing the 12 U.S. Supreme Court cases of C-SPAN’s upcoming series “Landmark Cases: Historic Supreme Court…

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    The Law of the Land

    Akhil Reed Amar talked about his book, The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of Our Constitutional Republic, about the way geography impacts the way the American Constitution is interpreted and the…

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    Women and the White House

    Panelists discussed the influence of women in politics and presidential administrations. They discussed first ladies from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama, conflicting views of politically powerful first ladies, and…

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    225th Anniversary of the U.S. Constitution

    In celebration of the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, Justice Clarence Thomas and Yale Law School Professor Akhil Amar discussed the Constitution’s past, present, and future. The program…

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    Teaching Constitutional History

    Explaining the Constitution and encouraging students to have an interest in America’s founding can be difficult for many teachers. Next, radio talk show host Diane Rehm moderates a panel…

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    Andrew Jackson and the Constitution

    Professor Akhil Reed Amar talked about how the presidency of Andrew Jackson transformed the Constitution in ways that still apply. He responded to questions from members of the audience. “Our Jacksonian…

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    Health Care Law Individual Mandate

    Law Professors Akhil Reed Amar and Stephen Presser talked about the constitutionality of the individual mandate provision of the 2010 health care law which required that citizens purchase…

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    Supreme Court Health Care Argument Preview

    Panelists previewed Supreme Court oral arguments on the constitutionality of the 2010 health care law, focusing on its requirement that all Americans buy health insurance. Michael Carvin…

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    Supreme Court Mistakes: Plessy v. Ferguson

    Professor Amar delivered his argument for including Plessy v. Ferguson in the “Hall of Shame” as one of the worst United States Supreme Court decisions. The 1896 decision concluded “separate but equal” provisions of state…

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    Supreme Court Mistakes: Dred Scott v. Sandford

    Professor Daniel Farber delivered his argument for the case of Dred Scott v. Sandford being the top entrant in the “Hall of Shame” for United States Supreme Court decisions. The decision in Dred Scott v.…

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    25th Amendment and Presidential Disability

    Panelists talked about the succession of presidential power in the event of the president’s incapacitation or disability. Among the topics they addressed were past instances of presidential…

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    Moot Court on the Rationing of Health Care

    A moot court hearing was held testing the constitutionality of rationing health care in a hypothetical case of a non-citizen being denied a life-saving vaccine. The case of Obasanjo v. Morrison postulated a…

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    Presidential Succession

    Panelists talked about vulnerabilities and flaws in the current system of U.S. presidential succession, specifically the need for authoritative continuity. Other topics included emergency…

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