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Mar 20

10 famous people who switched political parties



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On the Republican Party’s 160th birthday, Constitution Daily looks at Republicans who were once Democrats (Ronald Reagan), Democrats who used to be Republicans (Hillary Clinton) and two presidents who changed parties under different circumstances.



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.