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Feb 15

When constitutions fail: Egypt’s continuing conundrum



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When a constitution has been effectively suspended under Emergency Law for forty years, like Egypt’s has been, what power does it retain?



Feb 14

When Constitutions Fail: Egypt’s Continuing Conundrum



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As Egypt struggled through a truly stunning transition of power this past week, discussion increasingly focused on the nation’s Constitution. Yet when a constitution has been effectively suspended under Emergency Law for forty years, like Egypt’s has been, what power does it retain? The answer, we learned, is very, very little. The Constitution did not… [Continue Reading]



Feb 14

Peg legs, 15-year-old mistresses and $1000 bribes: 5 surprising stories about the love lives of our Founding Fathers



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Staff member Mark Kehres takes you on a tour of the Center’s Signers’ Hall Exhibition, letting you in on some of the delegates’ spiciest secrets.



Feb 11

National Constitution Center Chairman, Pres. Bill Clinton on America’s future



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Just two days after President Obama’s Jan. 25 State of the Union Address, former President Bill Clinton spoke about out-innovating competitor nations.



Feb 10

JUSTICE SOUTER MAY HAVE RETIRED FROM THE SUPREME COURT, BUT HE IS STILL HEARING CASES



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Justice David Souter retired from the Supreme Court in 2009 — Justice Sonia Sotomayor took his seat — but that doesn’t mean that he has stopped being a judge. At oral argument in the First Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday, Souter — “riding circuit,” as it used to be called — sat as a member… [Continue Reading]