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Nov 3

Constitution Check: Have Senate cloture votes contributed to the growth of government?



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There are many reasons why power has flowed toward Washington, but the anti-filibuster rule would be far down the list, if it has been a factor at all.



Nov 2

Tony Horwitz: John Brown’s Constitution



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Tony Horwitz will discuss his new book Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War in a program tonight at the National Constitution Center.



Nov 2

Striking the balance between liberty and security yesterday and today



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For more than two centuries Americans have sought to strike a balance between liberty and security.



Nov 1

Crime, eyewitnesses and the Constitution



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Researchers who have studied the reaction of jurors to eyewitness evidence say that nothing is more persuasive: juries almost implicitly trust those who say they were there.



Oct 31

Does the Constitution protect tents?



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Last week, in response to those questioning his plans to have police remove the Occupy Wall Street protesters from Zuccotti Park, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared that “the Constitution doesn’t protect tents…it protects speech and assembly.”