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The Constitution in “Quotes”

“If the court’s ruling is correct, the government has unreviewable authority to carry out the targeted killing of any American, anywhere, whom the president deems to be a threat to the nation…It would be difficult to conceive of a proposition more inconsistent with the Constitution, or more dangerous to American liberty.” Jameel Jaffer, a lawyer […]

2010 PJP Fellow Lion Calandra Asks: “Why do Americans get the Constitution so wrong?”

“Recently, I was standing in line at a movie house behind a woman who objected to the theater’s policy of searching purses and backpacks. She indignantly told a theater employee that her purse could not be inspected, citing the Fourth Amendment’s protection against illegal searches. She did not know that, in general, the Fourth Amendment […]