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Happy birthday, Bill of Rights!

December 15, 2017 By NCC Staff

Today we celebrate the anniversary of the first 10 amendments, known as the Bill of Rights (ratified December 15, 1791). Here’s what you need to know!

Five items Congress deleted from Madison’s original Bill of Rights

December 15, 2017 By NCC Staff

When James Madison spoke to the First Congress he proposed nearly 20 amendments as a Bill of Rights, and not the 10 we all know about. So what did Congress delete from the final list that was ratified by the states?

Eight basic facts about the Bill of Rights

December 15, 2017 By NCC Staff

As Constitution Daily counts down to December 15 and Bill of Rights day, we are looking at some fascinating facts about the iconic document. Today: Here are eight key facts about this enduring testament to liberty and freedom!

Podcast: The Constitution and the Mueller investigation

December 14, 2017 By NCC Staff

Laura Donohue and Sai Prakash look at the constitutional issues related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election.

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