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How the Pennsylvania election map challenge could unfold

February 20, 2018 By Lyle Denniston

Constitution Daily contributor Lyle Denniston explains how Republican leaders in Pennsylvania's legislature will shortly challenge the state's new congressional districting map in federal court - and why that may not be an easy case for the federal judges.

Landmark Cases: Season Two Debuts at the National Constitution Center

February 20, 2018 By NCC Staff

On President’s Day, C-SPAN President Susan Swain and National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen, along with constitutional scholars Akhil Reed Amar and Michael Paulsen launch the second season of the C-SPAN series, Landmark Cases: Historic Supreme Court Decisions.

The Supreme Court takes on a big Double Jeopardy case

February 20, 2018 By Scott Bomboy

On Tuesday morning, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a dispute about a defendant’s claim to double jeopardy if they have multiple trials related to one incident.

A big day in the history of the United States Postal Service

February 20, 2018 By NCC Staff

On February 20, 1792, President George Washington officially created the modern United States Postal Service by signing a sweeping act that promoted a free press and put privacy safeguards in place.

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