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Mar 19

Video: Lifting the veil on the FISA court



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In the wake of Edward Snowden’s leak of National Security Agency documents to the press, The National Constitution Center and The Constitution Project combine for a look at security and privacy.



Mar 19

Should people making false statements during political campaigns face jail time?



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In one of the more unusual cases coming to the Supreme Court next month, the Justices will hear a case about an Ohio law designed to keep people from making false statements during political campaigns, under the threat of fines and jail time.



Mar 19

Thomas McKean: A Founding Father with a double life



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Thomas McKean was a President before George Washington and supported judicial review before John Marshall. But today, McKean is mostly forgotten in the discussion about Founders who had a significant impact on the Constitution and the early Supreme Court.



Mar 18

Constitution Check: Does the First Amendment require live broadcasts of the Supreme Court?



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Lyle Denniston looks at the debate over televising Supreme Court proceedings and how a recent incident at the Court may have highlighted a potential problem with live broadcasts.



Mar 18

Six years ago today: Obama’s “A More Perfect Union” speech



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On March 18, 2008, Senator Barack Obama made his campaign-defining “A More Perfect Union” speech at the National Constitution Center. Here’s a look back at the moment and why it was historically important.