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On April 4, 1841, newly inaugurated President William Henry Harrison died just 30 days after taking the office. What happened next was a constitutional crisis that ended with a bold move taken by a President generally considered one of the worst in history.
National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen looks at the arguments made by two powerful voices about the First Amendment, its role in campaign financing, and the constitutional requirement to make government more responsive to all of the people.
Lyle Denniston looks at how the First Amendment remains a high – and perhaps rising – barrier to close regulation of campaign dollars.
Vanity Fair and Politico correspondent Todd S. Purdum recounts the dramatic political battle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The Supreme Court has changed the landscape of campaign finance again in its biggest ruling on the subject since the 2010 Citizens United case. Noted experts Floyd Abrams and Lawrence Lessig join our Jeffrey Rosen to sort out what this means for the First Amendment and elections in America.