Jan 22

Podcast: Analysis of the NSA, privacy and President Obama’s reforms



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The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen joins leading privacy experts Peter Swire and Benjamin Wittes to break down President Obama’s speech about NSA reforms and what it really means for Americans.



Jan 22

Emergency presidential power: From the drafting of the Constitution to the War on Terror



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Chris Edelson from American University’s School of Public Affairs looks at the history of emergency presidential power from the drafting of the Constitution until today’s war on terror.



Jan 21

Constitution Check: Would a “public advocate” on spying be unconstitutional?



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Lyle Denniston looks at the constitutional uncertainty over President Obama’s request for a panel of advocates to appear in front of a secret government court that approves NSA requests to spy on Americans and others.



Jan 20

How Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday became a holiday



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The fight to make Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a holiday took 32 years, a lot of campaigning, and guest appearances including Stevie Wonder, Ted Kennedy, and the National Football League.



Jan 20

First Amendment issues remain open in net neutrality ruling



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Legal scholars and business leaders alike are still sifting through an appeals court ruling that strikes down much of the FCC’s power to bar Internet service providers from discriminating against information providers.



Jan 19

Five interesting facts about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.



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Constitution Daily looks back at the inspirational story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and uncovers some interesting facts about the late civil rights leader’s life.



Jan 19

10 famous quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.



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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the most quotable speakers of the 20th century. Here are 10 statements from King’s 13-year career as a public figure that defined his quest.



Jan 18

Video: Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates discusses new book



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Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates spoke in Philadelphia on Friday night at the National Constitution Center to discuss his new book. You can watch the full video here.



Jan 17

Voter ID dealt another setback in Pennsylvania



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A state judge’s ruling on Friday barred Pennsylvania’s strict voter identification law, in the latest chapter of an on-going fight between people concerned about voter restrictions and folks worried about voter fraud.



Jan 17

Obama’s NSA reforms far-reaching but hinge on Congress



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President Barack Obama called for basic reforms to National Security Agency spying programs on Americans, but he also asked for help from his own administration and a divided Congress on a key reform.