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Hitchens v. Mamet

The book is called “The Secret Wisdom” and, well, it’s provocative. Here are some of the claims made by its author, the enormously successful playwright and essayist, David Mamet… “America is a Christian country. Its Constitution is the distillation of the wisdom and experience of Christian men, in a tradition whose codification is the Bible.” […]

“This is my dad’s church!” exclaimed the eight-year old daughter of an evangelical minister as she walked through the hallways of a public school in New York City… Responding to the Appeals Court decision referenced in the June 4 post by Jordan Lorence below, author Katherine Stewart’s Op-ed in last Sunday’s New York Times describes […]

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/2011/06/9577/

SHOULD CHANGING CULTURAL STANDARDS ALSO CHANGE THE WAY THAT WE EXAMINE OBSCENITY AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT?

By Annamarya Scaccia, 2011 Jennings Fellow In early April, 42 senators from both Republican & Democratic parties sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder calling for amped-up efforts in the federal prosecution of hardcore adult pornography. This comes on the heels of the dissolution of the Obscenity Prosecution Task Force—a second Bush-era group formed […]

The Daily Show: Watch Trustee Richard Beeman on Separation of Church and State [VIDEO]

National Constitution Center Trustee and University of Pennsylvania Professor Richard Beeman was the featured guest on last night’s Daily Show with Jon Stewart to talk about the separation of church and state. Teacher’s corner Here is the text of the Fourteenth Amendment and a discussion on the incorporation doctrine in which the Supreme Court has […]