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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.



Mar 17

A salute to the four Founding Fathers born in Ireland



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When the Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia in 1787, half of its foreign-born delegates were born in Ireland. For St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a look at these mostly forgotten figures.



Mar 17

Supreme Court Justices to ponder New Mexico photographer case



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Later this week, Supreme Court will review a highly publicized case about a New Mexico photographer who refused to shoot a same-sex commitment ceremony. If accepted, the case would be heard in the Court’s next term, starting in October.



Mar 16

10 interesting birthday facts about James Madison



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James Madison, the father of the Constitution, has a birthday today. How much do you know about the fourth president?



Mar 14

Podcast: Is the free press better off 50 years after the Sullivan decision?



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This weeks marks the 50th anniversary of the New York Times v. Sullivan decision, and Richard Epstein from the New York University School of Law and Geoffrey Stone from the University of Chicago Law School discuss if the free press is in a better place now, or if the decision needs to be revisited.