Feb 6

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



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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?



Feb 6

Sixth Amendment: Jury Trials In Criminal Cases



Posted 2 months, 14 days ago.

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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 Sixth Amendment.



Feb 5

Podcast: Does the Constitution Speak to Income Inequality?



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The topic of income inequality and the Constitution is a hot one in public policy circles. Joining our Jeffrey Rosen to discuss the constitutional aspects of the issue are William Forbath from the University of Texas- Austin School of Law and Stephen B. Presser from Northwestern University Law.



Feb 5

How FDR lost his brief war on the Supreme Court



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On February 5, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt shocked America by introducing a plan to expand the Supreme Court, to gain favorable votes. FDR’s war on the court was short-lived, and it was defeated by a crafty chief justice and Roosevelt’s own party members.



Feb 5

Fifth Amendment: Grand Jury, Double Jeopardy, Self-Incrimination, Due Process



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Today, we look at one of the most well-known amendments: the Fifth Amendment, which protects personal rights.