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Jan 18

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.



Jan 18

Say What? “A scalpel rather than a sledgehammer”



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In this installment, we look at SOPA—the Stop Online Piracy Act—currently being debated in the House.



Jan 17

Constitution Check: Do civil rights laws protect church employees?



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While lower courts for years have often recognized a “ministerial exception” to federal, state and local laws against discrimination in the workplace, the Supreme Court itself had never done so. Although bold in some ways, the decision was, in fact, quite cautious.



Jan 16

“Intoxicating Liquors”: How the Volstead Act Led to Prohibition Corruption



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Ninety-three years ago, on January 16, 1919, the 18th Amendment of the Constitution was ratified.



Jan 16

What Would Dr. King Say?



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Is it time to finally declare Dixie “changed”? That is at the heart of the Texas redistricting decision now before the Supreme Court.