Feb 9

Ninth Amendment: Non-Enumerated Rights Retained by People



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The Ninth Amendment is a constitutional safety net intended to make clear that individuals have other fundamental rights, in addition to those listed in the First through Eighth Amendments.



Feb 8

Eighth Amendment: Excess Bail or Fines, Cruel and Unusual Punishment



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Today, the National Constitution Center profiles the Eighth Amendment as part of our 27 Amendments (In 27 Days) project.



Feb 7

Seventh Amendment: Common Law Suits And Jury Trials



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As part of the National Constitution Center’s 27 Amendments (In 27 Days) project, each day we will look at a constitutional amendment. Today, we profile the Seventh Amendment, which extends the right to a jury trial to federal civil cases.



Feb 7

Video: Executive power in a time of war



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Chris Edelson of American University and Lou Fisher of the Constitution Project join National Constitution Center CEO Jeffrey Rosen to examine if the President’s evolving power to take military action without a formal Congressional war declaration.



Feb 6

Does the Constitution need part of the Declaration of Independence attached?



Posted 2 months, 11 days ago.

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As part of a series called Constitution Café, moderator Chris Phillips is asking some thought-provoking questions about foundational constitutional issues. First up: Should part of the Declaration of Independence be incorporated into the Constitution?