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The Constitution This Week: Egypt, evolution, and more

April 15, 2012 By Holly Munson

Here’s a brief look at the top constitutional news stories and commentaries from this week: Egypt, evolution, and more.

Two cheers for the presidency

February 20, 2012 By Akhil Amar

As America remembers her greatest presidents, it’s worth reflecting on the presidency itself, both to celebrate its glories and to ponder its glitches.

Constitution Check: Does the Constitution protect private moral convictions?

February 17, 2012 By Lyle Denniston

From the very founding of the Nation, the Constitution has been understood to protect private religious beliefs from government intrusion. The same is not true for private moral values or convictions.

"Can we talk" about contraception?

February 15, 2012 By Alison Young

There have long been partisan, political and theological divides on issues involving women’s health, insurance mandates, workplace privacy and contraception. Last week they ran a collision course over the dispute on whether insurance coverage for contraception could be required for female employees at organizations with religious affiliations.

A Christmas (or is it holiday?) carol

December 12, 2011 By Todd Brewster

Prompted by fears of constitutional heresy, my son’s school had concluded that in order to satisfy the First Amendment, they needed to either trivialize religion, trivialize music, or both.

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