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Did George Washington tell a lie about state control over Article V amendments?

Posted 1 month, 23 days ago.

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In this commentary, Nick Dranias from the Goldwater Institute looks at the current debate over who would actually control an Article V convention to amend the Constitution, and why the Founders wanted states to control the process.

26th Amendment: Reduction of the Voting Age

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During the Vietnam War, this amendment lowered the voting age in federal and state elections to 18, the same age at which young men could be drafted for military service.

Podcast: The Supreme Court and the Right to Bear Arms

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Does the Supreme Court need to offer better guidance about the right to carry a handgun outside your home for self-defense reasons? Lawrence E. Rosenthal from Chapman University and Ilya Shapiro from the Cato Institute join our Jeffrey Rosen to discuss this Second Amendment issue.

Constitution Check: Must government lawyers defend laws they deem to be invalid?

Posted 1 month, 24 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at why some state attorneys general and the Attorney General of the United States have chosen not to defend some laws on the books, specifically in relation to same-sex marriages.

Supreme Court won’t hear three Second Amendment gun cases

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The United States Supreme Court decided on Monday morning to not hear three Second Amendment cases that sought to clarify the rights of people to carry handguns for self-defense purposes outside their homes.