Feb 18

Podcast: The Court ponders intellectual disability and capital punishment



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National Constitution Center president Jeffrey Rosen joins Kent Scheidegger from the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation and Lee Kovarsky from the University of Maryland School of Law to discuss a significant case involving the Eighth Amendment and capital punishment, which the Supreme Court will hear in March.



Feb 18

18th Amendment: Prohibition of Intoxicating Liquors



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The “noble experiment” of Prohibition was instituted by this amendment in 1919, only to be repealed 14 years later by the 21st amendment.



Feb 17

Did a new poll shortchange some historic First Ladies?



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A new poll from Siena College and C-SPAN ranks First Ladies in history. But how fair is the survey of historians when it comes to women put at the bottom of the list?



Feb 17

Vote Now: Who is the best president as ranked by historians?



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In honor of Presidents Day, we take a look at the small group of presidents consistently ranked among the best, and ask your opinion in this online vote.



Feb 17

17th Amendment: Direct Election of Senators



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This amendment provides for senators to be elected the way members of the House are—by direct election of the people.