Jan 22

This week and the Constitution: Civic awesomeness, amending, and GOP one-upmanship



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More than ever, citizens, pundits, and politicians are turning to the Constitution for answers–and sometimes ammunition, as they try to prove the Constitution is on their side.



Jan 20

An Occupier’s perspective on freedom of speech



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I am involved in the Occupy movement because I consider myself one of the people mentioned in the phrase “We, the people.”



Jan 20

Just do it. Ultimate Driving Machine. Freedom. [VIDEO]



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As a fan of the National Constitution Center (you’re reading this post, right?), you probably noticed a certain word popping up at the Center itself and online. That word is FREEDOM.



Jan 19

The Constitution’s 225th Anniversary is a call to action



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As the power and status of the United States has increased in the 225 years since the Constitution was signed, what’s at stake every four years has only risen.



Jan 19

Students, MySpace, and the First Amendment



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It has long appeared to be a basic legal principle that, while public school officials are the masters of their own domain, they generally do not have authority elsewhere — unless they can show that off-campus activity directly implicates the operation of the schools.



Jan 18

225 years of constitutional history



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The Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787, so 2012 marks the 225th anniversary of this remarkable document.



Jan 18

Say What? “A scalpel rather than a sledgehammer”



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In this installment, we look at SOPA—the Stop Online Piracy Act—currently being debated in the House.



Jan 17

Constitution Check: Do civil rights laws protect church employees?



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While lower courts for years have often recognized a “ministerial exception” to federal, state and local laws against discrimination in the workplace, the Supreme Court itself had never done so. Although bold in some ways, the decision was, in fact, quite cautious.



Jan 16

“Intoxicating Liquors”: How the Volstead Act Led to Prohibition Corruption



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Ninety-three years ago, on January 16, 1919, the 18th Amendment of the Constitution was ratified.



Jan 16

What Would Dr. King Say?



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Is it time to finally declare Dixie “changed”? That is at the heart of the Texas redistricting decision now before the Supreme Court.