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Jan 10

Fighting for Democracy: Behind the Scenes, Part 6 – The Writers [VIDEO]



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This interview features the playwriting team behind the world premiere Fighting for Democracy theatrical performance: Suli Holum, playwright, Makoto Hirano, associate writer, and Allison Heishman, dramaturg.



Jan 10

Constitution Check: Can the Senate block the President’s appointment powers?



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The dispute between the former government legal officials and the President’s spokesman – a dispute that has now widened well beyond those combatants – is one of those constitutional controversies that remain truly unsettled even 225 years after the founding document was written.



Jan 10

What’s a presidential signing statement?



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A lot of crazy stuff tends to happen on New Year’s Eve. It’s amusing to analyze, say, the Lady Gaga–Mayor Bloomberg midnight kiss, but you’ve also probably heard about another buzzworthy, albeit less TMZ-worthy, event: President Obama’s signing of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The move was controversial primarily because the NDAA will allow… [Continue Reading]



Jan 9

A Constitution for Facebook?



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In Philadelphia 225 years ago, the U.S. Constitution was drafted. Now Pennsylvania is the site of the creation of a second Constitution as courts across the state determine what rules should govern social networks.



Jan 9

A better approach for corporate whistleblowers



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When it comes to corporate governance, Congress’s recent work has proved to be both meddlesome and counterproductive; Here is a solution that respects privacy interests even as it offers a constructive way for the reporting of misconduct.