Arizona’s outgoing governor, Jan Brewer, faces a national spotlight as she ponders signing a bill that would either protect religious freedom, or allows discrimination against gays, depending on your viewpoint. However, the debate over SB 1062 touches on some broader constitutional issues.
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How do American citizens, even as enemy combatants, enjoy the constitutional protection of due process? Joining us to discuss this current topic are Jonathan Hafetz from Seton Hall Law and John Yoo from the University of California Berkeley Law School, in a podcast conversation moderated by the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen.
The Miranda warning comes from one of the biggest legal cases of the 1960s–and thanks to countless arrest scenes in TV and movies, it’s one of the best-known applications of the Fifth Amendment. But what you don’t know about Miranda could be more significant than you think.
Steven L. Schwarcz from Duke Law argues that President Obama might have new options if there’s another constitutional showdown with Congress over raising the debt ceiling.
Abigail Perkiss from Kean University looks at similarities between a proposal in Oklahoma to ban marriages of all types in the state, as a way to block same-sex marriages, and tactics used to block desegregation in the 1950s.