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Making sense of an unpredictable year at the Supreme Court

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Abortion and the Constitution: What You Need to Know

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Jeffrey Rosen discusses Supreme Court decisions on Diane Rehm Show

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Necessary and Proper Clause

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Constitution Check: Are the courts the answer to partisan gridlock in Washington?

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All-American Celebration July 4, 2016

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The Orlando shooting and the Constitution

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All-American Celebration June 30, 2016

What Shakespeare Can Teach Us about Law

Supreme Court hands down decisions on affirmative action, immigration

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Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet

Louis D. Brandeis

The brilliant, crusading Brandeis is the subject of Jeffrey Rosen’s excellent “Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet.” The book, part of the Yale Jewish Lives series, is not a full biography — that ground is already well trod — but rather a concise and sympathetic exploration of Brandeis’s main intellectual causes. It is well titled: Brandeis resembled an Old Testament prophet — Franklin D. Roosevelt called him “old Isaiah” — with his highly articulated moral vision and true believer’s zeal. It is also well timed: Mr. Rosen persuasively makes his case that recognizing Brandeis as an “American prophet” “seems more important today than ever.”   - New York Times  June 15, 2016

Podcast Review: Vox Tablet Interviews Author of New Book About Justice Louis Brandeis

The Vox Tablet podcast has a fascinating interview of Jeffrey Rosen about his new book chronicling the life of Louis Brandeis (1856-1941): Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet. Rosen, a graduate of Harvard College and the Yale Law School, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Constitution Center. He is also a professor at The George Washington University Law School.

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June 15, 2016


Amicus:What Would Brandeis Do?

Much of the legal world’s attention was focused this week on Donald Trump’s attacks on Gonzalo Curiel, the federal judge presiding over the Trump University fraud cases in California. The outrage centered on Trump’s insistence that the fact of Curiel’s Mexican ancestry should disqualify him from the case, considering Trump’s declared intent to build a border wall. We discuss Trump’s stance—and its historical antecedents—with Deborah Rhode, founding director of Stanford University’s Center on Ethics. And we sit down with Jeffrey Rosen to talk about the far-reaching legal mind of Justice Louis Brandeis, confirmed to the Supreme Court 100 years ago this month. Rosen is the author of the new book Louis D. Brandeis: An American Prophet.

Amicus Podcast
June 11, 2016


Linda Greenhouse And Jeffrey Rosen On The Supreme Court, Past And Present

It’s been nearly four months since the death of supreme court Justice Antonin Scalia left a vacancy on the bench. Republicans continue to stonewall President Obama’s nominee, saying there will be no hearing until after the election. Meanwhile, the Court has shied away from the kinds of blockbuster decisions that marked the last term. Some celebrate this as newfound judicial restraint. Others say it is a sign of dysfunction. We take the long view with two Supreme Court scholars. Both have just released books that explain the historic role of the Court in society — and how that has changed over the years.

The Diane Rehm Show   WAMU NPR
June 8, 2016


Review: In ‘Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet,’ Moral Vision and a True Believer’s Zeal

Louis Brandeis geared up for combat when J. P. Morgan’s New Haven Railroad tried to buy the Boston and Maine lines. Brandeis hated the thought of what he called “a monster corporation controlling all transportation facilities of New England,” and lobbied fiercely against the merger. Morgan prevailed, “but it took all the power of the Republican machine and of the bankers’ money to do it,” Brandeis wrote, “and I am well content with the fight made.”

The New York Times
May 31, 2016


Newsworks Interviews Jeffrey Rosen

June 1 marks the 100th anniversary of Justice Louis Brandeis’ confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. Cited as one of the court's most influential justices, his life and legacy are the focus of a new book, "Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet" by National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen.

Newsworks WHYY PBS
May 31, 2016

The Life And Times Of Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis

Four months after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the SCOTUS remains ideologically deadlocked— dodging major decisions like the recent battle over mandatory birth control coverage, as the Senate refuses to budge on President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland.

WGBH Boston Public Radio
May 24, 2016

Harvard Book Store hosts Jeff Rosen

According to Jeffrey Rosen, Louis D. Brandeis was “the Jewish Jefferson,” the greatest critic of what he called “the curse of bigness,” in business and government, since the author of the Declaration of Independence. Published to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of his Supreme Court confirmation on June 1, 1916, "Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet" argues that Brandeis was the most farseeing constitutional philosopher of the twentieth century.

Harvard Book Store
May 24, 2016

Citizen Brandeis

A fine new book, “Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet” by Jeffrey Rosen, describes how seriously the justice took these beliefs. Though eager to see big banks and businesses broken up to prevent monopolies, Brandeis turned on President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his young left-wing advisers when they used the New Deal to bring great swathes of the economy, including small farms, under central government control. Mr Rosen, who heads the National Constitution Centre in Philadelphia, describes Brandeis joining more conservative justices in striking down key planks of the New Deal in 1935.

The Economist
May 14, 2016

Louis D Brandeis: American Prophet

Louis Brandeis

Jim Obergefell And Debbie Cenziper: The Story of Obergefell

Constitution Check: Where do gun rights stand now?

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Federal appeals court upholds ‘net neutrality’ rules

Supreme Court denies two assault-weapons ban appeals

Constitution Check: Are the Insular Cases still binding, after a century?

Podcast: Gawker, Hulk Hogan, and the First Amendment

Gawker, Hulk Hogan, and the First Amendment

Gawker, Hulk Hogan, and the First Amendment

Video: The story of Obergefell

Review: In ‘Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet,’ Moral Vision and a True Believer’s Zeal

Jim Obergefell And Debbie Cenziper: The Story of Obergefell

How colleges investigate sexual assault on campus

Constitution Center’s All-New Sidney Kimmel Theater Presenting Freedom Rising Reopens

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Girl Scout Day November 12, 2016

Boy Scout & Cub Scout Day March 24, 2018

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Boy Scout & Cub Scout Day November 19, 2016

Boy Scout & Cub Scout Day November 5, 2016

The World According to Star Wars by Cass Sunstein

Vice President Profile: Aaron Burr

The 2016 election’s effect on the Supreme Court

The Textual Limit on the President’s War Powers by Michael D Ramsey

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Is there a constitutional right to have a rapidly firing assault gun?

Cass Sunstein: The World According to Star Wars

Intelligence Squared Debate: Has the President Usurped Congressional Power?

The Orlando shooting and the Constitution

What are the real Swing States in the 2016 election?

It was 150 years ago today: Congress approved the 14th Amendment

Constitution Check: Is the transgender rights case a big test for the bureaucracy?

A look at three new cases headed to the Supreme Court

The next President and foreign affairs

Hamilton, the man and the musical

Hamilton, the man and the musical

Podcast: Hamilton, the man and the musical

PoliticalFest Will Celebrate US Political History During DNC

The African-American Experience in Philadelphia

A tour of Philly’s sights, sounds, and flavors for the jaded city native

National Constitution Center to display Jackie Robinson’s first MLB contract

Supreme Court vacates Philadelphia man’s death sentence

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