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Why is Feb. 1 designated as National Freedom Day?

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The story of this unknown holiday begins with a bit of presidential trivia but soon turns into a fascinating tale about a most extraordinary slave-turned-citizen.

Tags: Abraham Lincoln Harry Truman National Freedom Day Reconstruction Slavery W.E.B. DuBois

Turn off the TV? Scalia’s baffling civics lesson

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If you do not like the rash of intensely negative campaign commercials on television this year, the ones made possible by the court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United, then turn off the television.

Tags: Antonin Scalia Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission New England Patriots New York Giants Oliver Wendell Holmes Peter Jennings Project Ralph Waldo Emerson South Carolina Bar Association Sports

An Occupier’s perspective on freedom of speech

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I am involved in the Occupy movement because I consider myself one of the people mentioned in the phrase “We, the people.”

Tags: Occupy Wall Street U.C. Davis

225 years of constitutional history

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The Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787, so 2012 marks the 225th anniversary of this remarkable document.

Tags: Alexander Hamilton At the Center Constitution Day George Washington Gouverneur Morris James Madison September 17 The Federalist Papers

How far from home do Second Amendment gun rights travel?

Posted 2 years, 6 months ago.

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Courts around the country are reaching differing conclusions about the reach of the Second Amendment.

Tags: District of Columbia v. Heller McDonald v. Chicago