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Apr 11

Video: Sarah Lewis and the Freedom in Failure



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Curator and art historian Sarah Lewis talks about creative endeavors using inspiration from the likes of Frederick Douglass and Samuel Morse, in this conversation with National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen.



Apr 11

The filibuster that almost killed the Civil Rights Act



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This week, four U.S. presidents gathered in Texas to mark the 50th anniversary year of the Civil Rights Act. But for the actions of a few men, the Act may have been years later in coming.



Apr 10

Constitution Check: Should terrorism trials only be held in military tribunals?



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Lyle Denniston looks at the contentious issue of whether individuals charged with war crimes based on terrorist acts should be tried in a civilian court or by a military commission.



Apr 10

Why ex-IRS official Lerner likely faces charges after taking the Fifth



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On Thursday, a House committee is expected to take contempt action against former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner, based on how she asserted her Fifth Amendment rights. But would Lerner face jail time in the case?



Apr 9

Podcast: Is Barack Obama’s “imperial presidency” constitutional?



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The Republican Party’s rallying cry for the 2014 mid-term election just might be “Barack Obama is an imperial president.” But how true are those claims, when compared to other Presidents?