Mar 28

Alan Dershowitz dishes about Hobby Lobby, O.J. Simpson and the Constitution



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The legendary and unpredictable Alan Dershowitz spent an hour speaking to a sold-out audience at the National Constitution Center on Thursday, discussing everything from the Hobby Lobby case, to the O.J. Simpson trial, to the meanest client he ever defended.



Mar 28

Video: The State of Free Speech in America



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The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen moderates a discussion about the state of free speech in America including Dr. Stanley Fish, Greg Lukianoff, Eric Posner, and Jonathan Rauch.



Mar 27

Brazil close to its own “Constitution for the Internet”



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The Internet has certainly changed all our lives in the past 15 years, but is the web ready for its own constitution? One major nation thinks so, and it’s moving toward a vote to establish an Internet Bill of Rights for its citizens.



Mar 27

Man successfully argues the Fifth in deer killing case



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In central Pennsylvania, a farmer apparently has won an expensive constitutional argument over his Fifth Amendment right to evasively answer a game warden’s questions about a recently deceased deer.



Mar 27

Video: Lessons Learned in the Wake of the Arab Spring



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In this video from a recent event at the National Constitution Center, former Prime Minister of Greece George Papandreou and others share their lessons learned in the wake of the Arab Spring uprisings.



Mar 26

Podcast: What are the broader issues in the Hobby Lobby case?



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What will happen with the latest Obamacare challenge, and what are the broader implications of the Hobby Lobby case? Ilya Shapiro from the Cato Institute and David H. Gans from the Constitutional Accountability Center join Jeffrey Rosen for a spirited podcast discussion of this important Supreme Court decision.



Mar 26

Analysis: If Justice Kennedy writes the Hobby Lobby decision…



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Lyle Denniston looks at how Justice Anthony Kennedy could settle the Hobby Lobby case, based on some clues from Tuesday’s Supreme Court arguments.



Mar 26

A tale of a giant cheese, a loaf of bread and the First Amendment



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Today marks an interesting anniversary in U.S. history—the first known appearance of a huge loaf of bread at the White House, as a tribute to an equally giant, politically charged cheese wheel that symbolized the First Amendment.



Mar 25

Where to read about Tuesday’s Hobby Lobby arguments at Supreme Court



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The Supreme Court heard extensive arguments today about the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. Here’s where you can get details and analysis of what the Justices said and asked.



Mar 25

How discrimination laws are caught up in the health care and religion debates



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National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen examines the links between the First Amendment and the Affordable Care Act, and why anti-discrimination laws could go by the wayside as part of a future Supreme Court ruling.