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Sep 22
Constitution Check: What if the Supreme Court takes a pass now on same-sex marriage?

Constitution Check: What if the Supreme Court takes a pass now on same-sex marriage?

Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center's adviser on constitutional literacy, looks at one possible short-term outcome as the Supreme Court ponders same-sex marriage: the court could pass on the issue, lacking a split in the lower federal courts.

Sep 22
The Emancipation Proclamation’s other anniversary

The Emancipation Proclamation’s other anniversary

President Abraham Lincoln altered the course of the Civil War and American society when the Emancipation Proclamation was issued in 1863. But the Proclamation had its roots in a key announcement made on September 22, 1862.

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