Mar 20

10 famous people who switched political parties



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On the Republican Party’s 160th birthday, Constitution Daily looks at Republicans who were once Democrats (Ronald Reagan), Democrats who used to be Republicans (Hillary Clinton) and two presidents who changed parties under different circumstances.



Mar 19

Video: Lifting the veil on the FISA court



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In the wake of Edward Snowden’s leak of National Security Agency documents to the press, The National Constitution Center and The Constitution Project combine for a look at security and privacy.



Mar 19

Should people making false statements during political campaigns face jail time?



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In one of the more unusual cases coming to the Supreme Court next month, the Justices will hear a case about an Ohio law designed to keep people from making false statements during political campaigns, under the threat of fines and jail time.



Mar 19

Thomas McKean: A Founding Father with a double life



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Thomas McKean was a President before George Washington and supported judicial review before John Marshall. But today, McKean is mostly forgotten in the discussion about Founders who had a significant impact on the Constitution and the early Supreme Court.



Mar 18

Constitution Check: Does the First Amendment require live broadcasts of the Supreme Court?



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Lyle Denniston looks at the debate over televising Supreme Court proceedings and how a recent incident at the Court may have highlighted a potential problem with live broadcasts.



Mar 18

Six years ago today: Obama’s “A More Perfect Union” speech



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On March 18, 2008, Senator Barack Obama made his campaign-defining “A More Perfect Union” speech at the National Constitution Center. Here’s a look back at the moment and why it was historically important.



Mar 17

A salute to the four Founding Fathers born in Ireland



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When the Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia in 1787, half of its foreign-born delegates were born in Ireland. For St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a look at these mostly forgotten figures.



Mar 17

Supreme Court Justices to ponder New Mexico photographer case



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Later this week, Supreme Court will review a highly publicized case about a New Mexico photographer who refused to shoot a same-sex commitment ceremony. If accepted, the case would be heard in the Court’s next term, starting in October.



Mar 16

10 interesting birthday facts about James Madison



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James Madison, the father of the Constitution, has a birthday today. How much do you know about the fourth president?



Mar 14

Podcast: Is the free press better off 50 years after the Sullivan decision?



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This weeks marks the 50th anniversary of the New York Times v. Sullivan decision, and Richard Epstein from the New York University School of Law and Geoffrey Stone from the University of Chicago Law School discuss if the free press is in a better place now, or if the decision needs to be revisited.