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Aug 18

A quick history of women’s suffrage, or why we should thank our foremothers today



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Ninety-one years ago today the “we” in “We the People” became a whole lot bigger



Aug 18

Listen to your mother (there will be a women’s suffrage quiz)



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The 19th Amendment, granting women suffrage throughout America, was ratified August 18, 1920. Take our quiz to commemorate the anniversary.



Aug 17

Will the court soon have to reconsider its decision in Citizens United?



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In Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission, the Supreme Court overturned part of that law as inconsistent with the freedom of speech clause of the First Amendment, but never directly addressed the issue over whether restrictions on the spending of foreign nationals in the American political process can be regulated.



Aug 17

International Engagement: What do Latvia and the U.S. have in common?



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An international program will explore citizenship in Latvia and the U.S., through the eyes of high school students.



Aug 17

Constitution Check: Is lying ever protected by the First Amendment?



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The Court actually has never said that falsity is never protected as a form of free speech.