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Apr 17

Podcast: Lessig, Levinson on changing the Constitution



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Lawrence Lessig from Harvard and Sanford Levinson from the University of Texas join the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen to discuss if America needs a second Constitutional convention and what challenges such a meeting would pose.



Apr 17

The Constitution outside the courts: Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security



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Lyle Denniston examines how a move by the acting head of Social Security that ended a tax return withholding practice has constitutional implications.



Apr 17

Benjamin Franklin’s last days, his funeral, and a U.S. Senate slight



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Today marks the 224th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s death, which drew many different responses from the citizens of Philadelphia (who mourned in droves) and the U.S. Senate (which refused to mourn Franklin).



Apr 17

Remembering Benjamin Franklin 224 years after his passing



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April 17 is the 224th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s death in 1790, at the age of 84.



Apr 16

Constitutional right to flash your head lights gains momentum



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Should a driver have the legal ability to flash their headlights as an alert to a police presence on the road? That knotty legal question is gaining momentum after a legal decision in Missouri, an Oregon ruling, and a new effort in New Jersey.