Dec 23

“Fighting for Democracy”: Frances Slanger



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Her traditional Jewish parents hoped she would find a husband, settle down… but young Frances had bigger plans.



Dec 23

Constitutional Astrology: Presidential Capricorns



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Making lists and checking them twice is an area in which Capricorns excel.



Dec 22

Constitution Check: Can copyright and the First Amendment coexist on the Internet?



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The sometimes heated debate over how free the Internet should be was on public display in angry shouting matches at a recent meeting of the House Judiciary Committee working on drafts of the proposed “Stop Online Piracy Act.”



Dec 22

Last-minute gifts for everyone on your list



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Still have a few more names to check off your holiday shopping list? The National Constitution Center’s gift store has a bounty of unique goods that celebrate American freedom.



Dec 21

Remembering Vaclav Havel



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Words, Havel said, matter. Not only to poets and playwrights. They matter – they should matter – to all.



Dec 21

By the Numbers: Can the post office be saved?



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By the Numbers is data you can use to shape an opinion or start a civic conversation.



Dec 21

Transforming Russians from subjects to citizens



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Though it would be difficult to conceive of a Putin loss in the March election, it is a firm certainty that the democratic genie is finally out of the bottle in Russia.



Dec 20

Say What? “It’s always two out of three”



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Gingrich said he would seek to rein in “radical” federal judges by allowing Congress and the president to ignore their rulings when they choose to.



Dec 20

Constitution Check: Would a total ban on drivers’ use of cell phones be constitutional?



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Using a telephone is clearly protected under the First Amendment, and the Supreme Court has said that it even involves a right of personal privacy.



Dec 19

Will the Supreme Court take a historic turn in 2012?



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In 2012 John Roberts has an opportunity to add his name to the exclusive list of Chief Justices whose leadership has marked a shift in Supreme Court history and a new era of constitutional doctrine.