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Apr 6

Federal judge sanctions confiscation of inmate’s book



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Officials at Folsom State Prison in California did not violate the First Amendment rights of an inmate when they confiscated a photocopy of the George L. Jackson book Blood in My Eye, a federal judge has ruled.



Apr 5

Constitution Check: Is the “Roberts Court” driven by politics?



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James Madison’s concept of the separation of powers of the national government has always been thought to be a stroke of genius because it guaranteed a good deal of independence of the three major branches so that they could check each other, to prevent tyranny.



Apr 4

The secret life of the Commerce Clause



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The want of a central authority over commercial affairs was one of the major weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, and a central animating purpose behind the Constitutional Convention that convened in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787.



Apr 3

Constitution Check: Is there a constitutional right to “stand your ground”?



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As of now, “stand your ground” laws are a matter of state law only, but could in time provide the means to implement a right nationwide if self-defense were ultimately to emerge as a guaranteed right under the Constitution.



Apr 3

Presidential Madness finals: “West Wing” vs. “Independence Day”



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Who would make the better president: Jed Bartlet, played by Martin Sheen, or Thomas Whitmore, played by Bill Pullman? Vote now!