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May 24

How things have changed since 1787



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Friday marks the 225th anniversary of the start of the Constitutional convention in Philadelphia. A few things have changed since then, from how much people drank to who could vote.



May 23

Here’s a basic explanation of the Commerce Clause



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Why do we care about the Commerce Clause in the Constitution? A simple explanation from Bloomberg’s Greg Stohr that appears in Newsweek explains how the clause could settle next month’s Supreme Court decision on health care.



May 23

Why health care could determine the next president



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As the June deadline nears for the Supreme Court’s decision on health care, two recent reports show how the decision could have a direct effect on President Barack Obama’s election.



May 22

New challenge to partisan gerrymanders thwarted



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Acting swiftly, the Supreme Court has scuttled the latest constitutional challenge to the “partisan gerrymander” – drawing new legislative election boundaries to try to shape the fortunes of the two major parties at the polls.



May 21

Four sports heroes for Armed Forces day



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On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of Armed Forces Day as a day to thank the members of the United States military and their families for their service to our nation. The decision to celebrate our Armed Forces on one day instead of four separate occasions, as was tradition,… [Continue Reading]