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Is high school student speech protected on social media?

March 20, 2018 By Scott Bomboy

In the wake of last week’s National Walkout Day, students involved in sanctioned and unsanctioned demonstrations are voicing their opinions on social media. But at what points could those opinions cause problems at schools?

GOP loses Pennsylvania voting fight in one court

March 19, 2018 By Lyle Denniston

In a unanimous ruling Monday afternoon, a three-judge federal court in Harrisburg, PA, threw out a challenge by Pennsylvania Republican officials and members of Congress about a new map for the election of the state’s 18 members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Book Preview:  William Howard Taft

March 19, 2018 By Jeffrey Rosen

In this preview from his new book on William Howard Taft, National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen looks at President Taft’s role in tariff controversies nearly 100 years ago.

Thomas McKean: A Founding Father with a double life

March 19, 2018 By Scott Bomboy

Thomas McKean was a President before George Washington and supported judicial review before John Marshall. But today, McKean is mostly forgotten in the discussion about Founders who had a significant impact on the Constitution and the early Supreme Court.

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