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Jan 13

Behind the Scenes: Fighting for Democracy, Part 7 – Alison Roberts [VIDEO]



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This interview features costume designer Alison Roberts, a highly regarded Philadelphia theater professional; Fighting for Democracy marks her first collaboration with the Center.



Jan 12

The evolving Constitution: How Facebook, Google and Twitter cause problems for the right to a fair trial



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Before Facebook, Twitter and Google, it was pretty easy to keep jurors in line…But now with a quick search on a smartphone—or a peek at a defendant’s Facebook page—jurors are routinely breaching the right to a fair trial, and courts, lawyers, and legislatures are trying to figure out what to do about it.



Jan 12

Elections, Money and the Limits of Constitutional Logic



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In 1921, when Benjamin Cardozo was a justice on New York’s highest state court (about a decade before he would become a Supreme Court Justice), he cautioned in a famous lecture series that logic could become too strong a driving force as judges decided cases.



Jan 11

What Stephanopoulos could have asked about the Constitution and privacy



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Sure, Roe v. Wade and its effects are important to a lot of people. But if you want an example of how the Constitution, and the way it’s been interpreted by the judicial branch, affects your daily life, look no further than Internet privacy.



Jan 11

At the Table: Meet the Latvian Students – Part 3



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Recently, we introduced the first 7 students, last week, we introduced the next 7 students, and in this post, we introduce the final 7 student-written bios of participants from Riga Secondary School of Cultures.