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The Supreme Court’s order yesterday allowing Texas to continue to enforce a law that has led to the closing of many abortion clinics in Texas was a cautious step, in the view of some of the Justices. But it may well have a broader meaning.
For the past 50 years, the Warren Commission’s role in the John F. Kennedy assassination case has been the subject of intense debate. On the assassination’s eve, author Phillip Shenon reveals new details about the investigation.
On the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, constitutional scholar and Yale Law professor Akhil Amar, historian and Princeton University professor Sean Wilentz and Jeffrey Rosen of the National Constitution Center discuss the constitutional legacy of Lincoln and the address itself. A special guest also takes questions at the program’s conclusion.
Attorney and author Scott D. Reich offers his take on the Gettysburg Address, in exactly 272 words, on the speech’s 150th anniversary.
Al Brophy from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill looks at the historical importance of the main speech given at Gettysburg on November 23, 1863: the oration of the day’s featured speaker, Edward Everett.