Mar 21

Round One: Obama, Jackson and JFK



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In this round: Bush vs. Obama, Ike vs. JFK and more.



Mar 21

Round One: Bush, Clinton and FDR



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Toda’y Presidential Madness matchups include James Monroe vs John Q. Adams and Bush vs Clinton.



Mar 19

Finally, Reason Prevails: My State Rejects Five Immigration Bills That Would Have Been Ruled Unconstitutional Anyway



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By Andrew Hedlund, 2011 Collegiate Fellow Thankfully, the Arizona state Senate rejected five major immigration bills this week. This was a victory for Constitution-lovers everywhere because several provisions of these bills stood in direct conflict with the 14th Amendment to the federal constitution and with precedent-setting Supreme Court decisions. Senate Bills 1308 and 1309 would… [Continue Reading]



Mar 18

The Tower of Law, Stephen Colbert and the Sixth Amendment



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March 18 marks the forty-eighth anniversary of the Gideon v. Wainwright decision, a Supreme Court case that has ensured a core constitutional right in courtrooms across the country as well as inspired one of the Center’s most popular exhibits.



Mar 18

RELIGIOUS FREE EXPRESSION VERSUS NON-DISCRIMINATION: MY FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCE WITH A SUBJECT THAT LANDED IN THE HIGH COURT



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by Erin Moriarty, 2010 Jennings Fellow By the time that a case arrives for oral argument before the United States Supreme Court the passions that propelled the case to the High Court in the first place can feel remote, or even forgotten. I was reminded of that as I listened to some of this year’s… [Continue Reading]



Mar 17

2010 FELLOW ERIN MORIARTY OF CBS NEWS REFLECTS ON A "DROP IN" AT THE 2011 PJP EVENT



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I wasn’t at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on Saturday morning March 5th more than five minutes when I heard my name called. As I saw a tall man with a smiling, familiar face striding towards me, my first reaction was “What’s Matt Lait doing here?” Matt Lait is half of a well-known and… [Continue Reading]



Mar 17

Round One: Reagan, Madison and Hayes



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Welcome to Presidential Madness. Download a PDF of the Bracket at this link, and bring your filled out bracket to the National Constitution Center, and you are eligible for a buy one, get one free ticket for admission to the museum. Keep track of the entire tournament on our Presidential Madness page.* *Offer valid through… [Continue Reading]



Mar 17

Presidential Madness: fill out your bracket today



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While the NCAA men duke it out for a spot in the National Championship, the top 32 Presidents of the United States will battle for your votes. Fill out our Presidential Madness bracket, and predict which man will bring home the W (no Bush pun intended) for best president in history!



Mar 17

Round One: Washington, Lincoln and more



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Welcome to Presidential Madness. Download a PDF of the Bracket at this link, and bring your filled out bracket to the National Constitution Center, and you are eligible for a buy one, get one free ticket for admission to the museum.* *Offer valid through April 4, 2011. Completed bracket must be turned in to the… [Continue Reading]



Mar 17

Free the mouse: How the Supreme Court may release Mickey into the public domain.



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In 2019, Mickey Mouse is set to be released to the public domain. But will the Congress grant Disney another extension?