Apr 19

The trouble with Abraham Lincoln



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As Adam Goodheart, author of the remarkable new book 1861: The Civil War Awakening, pointed out to a rapt, sell-out audience at the National Constitution Center this week, some criticize him for his repression of civil liberties and other downfalls.



Apr 11

Watch the debate: Should Miranda rights apply to terrorism suspects?



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At the Center, two prominent Supreme Court litigators — Carter Phillips and Kanan Shanmugam — argued this very issue before a panel of distinguished federal judges.



Apr 7

What can the Constitution tell us about the 9/11 trials?



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The Obama’s administration decision to try five accused 9/11 conspirators before a military commission, and not in a civilian court as once planned, might be confirmation that President Bush had it right all along



Mar 29

Supreme Court hears campaign-finance challenge



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Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard its first campaign-finance challenge since Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.



Mar 25

Watch Civility & Democracy online this weekend



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Participants from across the country – including filmmaker Ken Burns – will gather at the Center to address the question: How can we establish civic dialogue that contributes to social progress?