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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.



Aug 16

A unique exhibition at the Center this fall will recall the spirit of 1945



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Yesterday’s anniversary of the end of World War II had added importance for us at the National Constitution Center.



Aug 15

Happy birthday Social Security: Two strange ways Americans remembered their numbers in the 30′s



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On August 14, 1935, Social Security was born. And as with any newborn, it changed lives.



Aug 14

Does the Constitution treat corporations as “persons”?



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In a continuing series of posts, Lyle Denniston provides responses based on the Constitution and its history to public statements about the meaning of the Constitution  and what duties it imposes or rights its protects. Today’s topic: corporate personhood. The constitutional claim: “Corporations are people, my friend….Of course they are…Everything corporations earn ultimately goes to… [Continue Reading]



Aug 12

“What’s a straw poll?” + 6 other questions about primaries and caucuses



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What would the founding fathers say about a state that has seven electoral votes being the stepping stone in the nomination process?