A government official recently took her oath of office on an Amazon Kindle, leading us to examine the rather unique history of public swearing-in ceremonies as part of one’s constitutional duty.
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On Monday morning, the Supreme Court said that a woman convicted of trying to poison her best friend should have been tried under a state law, and not an international treaty about chemical weapons.
The Supreme Court on Monday morning declined the appeal of New York Times reporter James Risen, who is being forced to reveal a source about a CIA story, or face possible jail time.
Fugitive NSA contractor Edward Snowden made his first national television appearance on Wednesday night on NBC, again saying his constitutional duty motivated him to leak massive amounts of information about U.S. government surveillance activities.
Editor’s note: This story first ran on Constitution Daily in November 2012. It has added significance on the occasion of President John Kennedy’s 97th birthday today, given the upcoming 5oth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.