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May 25

A Short History of Judicial Filibusters: Partisanship Run Amok



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In this piece, originally published on May 20th by the Huffington Post, Geoffrey R. Stone explains the filibuster in the context of judicial confirmations. Stone is a 2010 – 11 visiting scholar at the National Constitution Center and the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago. He will be… [Continue Reading]



May 24

Top 10 constitutional questions to answer before the world ends



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Just in case the world ends during the next doomsday we created a bucket list of 10 constitutional questions we wish we would settle before Judgment Day.



May 23

Um…there was an election last week?



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Low voter turnout can provide an opportunity for special interest groups to wield more influence among other things. Why do primary elections have such low turnout?



May 20

NEW GALLUP POLL SHOWS A MAJORITY OF AMERICANS NOW FAVOR LEGALIZING GAY MARRIAGE



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For the first time since it began tracking the issue, the Gallup Poll has found that a majority (53%) of Americans now support same sex marriage. The poll shows a dramatic shift from fifteen years ago, when two-thirds were in opposition. The change, which demonstrated a nine percent gain in support over last year, was,… [Continue Reading]



May 19

The Daily Show: Watch Trustee Richard Beeman on Separation of Church and State [VIDEO]



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National Constitution Center Trustee and University of Pennsylvania Professor Richard Beeman was the featured guest on last night’s Daily Show with Jon Stewart to talk about the separation of church and state. Teacher’s corner Here is the text of the Fourteenth Amendment and a discussion on the incorporation doctrine in which the Supreme Court has… [Continue Reading]