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Mar 25

Constitution Check: Does the Fourth Amendment protect the privacy of telephone conversations?



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Lyle Denniston looks at recent remarks by Justice Antonin Scalia that the Fourth Amendment might not prevent the government from listening to your phone calls.



Mar 25

Another big affirmative action decision due from the Supreme Court



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The Supreme Court heard two high-profile cases last September on election financing and affirmative action. Today, we look at Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, a significant decision that could be announced soon.



Mar 24

Podcast: Will the New Mexico photography case blow up anti-discrimination laws?



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Should a company be allowed to refuse customers because of their sexual orientation? Two leading experts, Michael Dorf from Cornell Law and Richard Epstein from New York University Law, debate a very complicated issue that is before the Supreme Court.



Mar 24

Supreme Court doesn’t signal move in same-sex photography case



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The United States Supreme Court didn’t say on Monday morning if it would accept or deny a highly publicized case about a New Mexico photographer who refused to shoot a same-sex commitment ceremony, even though the Justices considered the case privately last Friday.



Mar 24

Redcoats in the out-house? Some myths behind the Third Amendment



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Could British troops evict colonists from their homes, eat their food and use their facilities? That’s not exactly true, even though generations of students have heard that story in relation to the Third Amendment.