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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Gorsuch testimony concluding amid ironic Supreme Court decision

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Disabled students’ education rights upgraded

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Gorsuch mentions Constitution Center during testimony

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Gorsuch grilled, praised on second day of hearings

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

WAMU: Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch’s Senate Showdown

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A Court Nominee Alert to the Dangers of Big Business

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

A Supreme Court Nominee Alert to the Dangers of Big Business

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

1A: Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch’s Senate Showdown

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Politico Playbook: Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch’s Senate Showdown

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Constitution Center CEO mentioned during Gorsuch hearing

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Constitution Center CEO gets mention during Gorsuch’s hearing

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

How independent is the FBI director and can he be removed from office?

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Education Manager of Online Learning

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Supreme Court confirmation hearings start amid DC drama

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

The Brian Lehrer Show WNYC: Understanding the Gorsuch Hearings

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Understanding the Gorsuch Hearings

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

The Atlantic: A Supreme Court Nominee Alert to the Dangers of Big Business

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Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien: What Will Gorsuch Reveal About His Judicial Philosophy?

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

CNN: Schumer’s Warning About Gorsuch Is Dead Wrong

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

McClatchy DC: Obstacles Are Ahead, but Gorsuch Seems Set to Clear Confirmation Bar

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Why odds are good that Gorsuch will get a confirmation vote

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

A Supreme Court Nominee Alert to the Dangers of Big Business

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Schumer’s Warning About Gorsuch Is Dead Wrong

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

On This Day:  You have a right to an attorney

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

What Will Gorsuch Reveal About His Judicial Philosophy?

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Trump team starts appeal on immigration order

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

10 fascinating facts about Grover Cleveland, the only double President

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Obstacles Are Ahead, but Gorsuch Seems Set to Clear Confirmation Bar

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

The National Law Journal: Here’s What to Expect at Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Here’s What to Expect at Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

The Sidebar C-SPAN: Special Preview: Jeffrey Rosen

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Special Preview: Jeffrey Rosen

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

The Next Justice: How Neil Gorsuch Could Change the Supreme Court

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

100 Years Later: America in World War I

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Economic Equality and the Constitution

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

What to expect at Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearings

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

A salute to the four Founding Fathers born in Ireland

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Property rights at the Supreme Court

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Property rights at the Supreme Court

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Podcast: Property rights at the Supreme Court

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Second path for testing Trump immigration order

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Honors Childhood Cancer Hero Families at the Constitution Center

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

A second federal judge rejects Trump's latest immigration order

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

10 fascinating birthday facts about James Madison

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Hawaii judge blocks new Trump immigration order

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Why would candidate Trump’s statements be considered in immigration lawsuits?

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

James Madison Mini-Poster

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Trump immigration ban faces triple challenge on Wednesday

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

10 birthday facts about President Andrew Jackson

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

The Ides of March: A big history day?

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

School board: U.S. needs time on transgender rights

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Trump team opens defense of new immigration limits

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Supreme Court considers three key cases during Gorsuch hearing week

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

The cotton gin: A game-changing social and economic invention

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

New challenge to second Trump immigration order

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

The New York Times: A Guide to Museums Getting Political This Year

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Early Supreme Court hearings little resembled their modern counterparts

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

For now, Judge Robart leaves open key immigration issue

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Today in History: The Confederate Constitution is approved

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Remembering Janet Reno, the first woman to serve as U.S. Attorney General

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

A little-known Senate subcommittee that holds great constitutional power

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

The man who delivered California to the U.S., and was fired for it

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Race to stop new immigration order quickens

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

The constitutional legacy of Prohibition

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

The constitutional legacy of Prohibition

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Podcast: The constitutional legacy of Prohibition

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

An important date in Supreme Court history for the press

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

More details on Hawaii challenge to new Trump immigration order

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Resolved: U.S. Supreme Court Justices Should Be Subject to Term Limits

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Court battle over new immigration ban order starts anew in Hawaii

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

What legal pundits are saying about the new travel ban order

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Vice President Joseph R. Biden named chair of National Constitution Center Board of Trustees

“Vice President Biden’s love for the Constitution, and passion for teaching all Americans about its enduring principles, have inspired people around the world,” said Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center. “From his service in the Senate to his time in the White House, Vice President Biden has devoted himself to educating all Americans about the founding principles of the Constitution and their timeless relevance today. The National Constitution Center is America’s leading convening place for non-partisan constitutional education and debate, and all of us here are thrilled and honored that Vice President Biden will lead us as our Chair.”

To learn more about the announcement, you can read about it on our blog, Constitution Daily, and download a PDF file of the official press release.

Read The Announcement On Constitution Daily

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/2017/02/biden-named-chair-of-national-constitution-center-board-of-trustees1/

Download A PDF Of The Press Release

http://constitutioncenter.org/images/uploads/news/2Biden_NCC_Chair_Release_FINAL.pdf

Related Press Coverage

Politico

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/joe-biden-national-constitutional-center-235043

The Hill

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/319614-vice-president-joe-biden-elected-national-constitution-center

Associated Press

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/vp-biden-elected-chair-national-constitution-center-45509031

Voice Of America

http://www.voanews.com/a/biden-tapped-national-constitution-center-post/3726114.html

Philly.com

http://www.philly.com/philly/business/law/Biden-named-chair-National-Constitution-Center.html

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Summer Teacher Institutes

SUMMER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS:

Interactive Constitution Summer Teacher Institute 

Join teachers from across the country and constitutional scholars from across the political spectrum for a weeklong teacher institute at the National Constitution Center in the heart of historic Philadelphia in July 2017. The institute will be offered twice: July 9-14 and July 16-21.

During the institute—through lectures, demonstrations, and historic site visitation—educators work with content experts to deepen their knowledge of the history and modern debates about interpretations of the U.S. Constitution.  With master teachers and the Center’s education team, participants will also discover innovative, nonpartisan ways to make the content relevant to a wide range of learners.  The institute will address such questions as:

  • What are the historic origins of specific articles, sections, clauses, and amendments of the U.S. Constitution?
  • How have Supreme Court decisions, executive actions, and legislation, impacted the interpretation of each part of the Constitution?
  • How do constitutional scholars analyze the Constitution and in where do they agree and disagree?
  • What tools and techniques will enhance nonpartisan, cross-curricular teaching about the Constitution for 21st Century learners?

The institute takes full advantage of the Center’s partnerships with the American Constitution Society, the Federalist Society, and the College Board, as well as the cultural resources of America’s most historic square mile—in America’s only World Heritage City—to demonstrate the constant presence of the Constitution in American life.  Educators will leave new content knowledge, teaching tools, classroom-ready resources, and new skills for improving constitutional literacy.

Scholarships are available to cover the costs of lodging, some travel expenses, two dinners, reading materials, and teaching resources.

The program begins Sunday evening and ends Friday afternoon.  The week includes activities and events offering institute attendees opportunities to explore Philadelphia’s history and culture, including a dinner at City Tavern, an after-hours tour of Independence Hall, and more.

The application for the Interactive Constitution Summer Teacher Institute is available here.

For more information, contact Mike Adams, Manager of Education, at [email protected]

The Summer Teacher Institutes and the Interactive Constitution are made possible by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

 

To stay informed about other upcoming professional development opportunities sign up for the Center’s Educator E-newsletter here.

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Name a Chair in the Sidney Kimmel Theater

Support Constitutional Education for all
You can make a lasting impact on constitutional education by naming one or more chairs in the newly renovated Sidney Kimmel Theater, where Freedom Rising is performed. Your support will help us provide more opportunities for people of all ages to visit the National Constitution Center, experience Freedom Rising, and see themselves as active participants in our unfolding Constitutional history.

Freedom Rising is the longest running show in Philadelphia and has been seen by more than 8 million visitors to the National Constitution Center from around the world. Freedom Rising has also been performed at the White House, the Gerald R. Ford Museum, and college campuses across the country.

Support Freedom Rising - Name a chair in the Sidney Kimmel Theater
You can support Freedom Rising and have a significant impact on our mission to engage people of all ages in constitutional education and civil debate. Your gift of $2,500 or more will name one chair in the 350 seat Sidney Kimmel Theater where Freedom Rising is performed. Your generous gift of $4,500 will name two chairs. Donors of $2,500 or more will also be recognized as a member of the 1787 Society.

Freedom Rising transcends partisanship and eloquently reminds all Americans of the constitutional values that unite us. Narrated by a live actor, it tells the story of the American quest for freedom through more than 200 years of constitutional history—and sets the stage for the exploration of America’s Founding Documents illuminated in the Centers’ exhibits, including The Story of We the People, and Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights.

Receive Prominent Name Recognition
•    Donors of $2,500 will receive a named chair in the Sidney Kimmel Theater and be recognized as a member of the 1787 Society
•    Donors of $4,500 will receive two named chairs in the Sidney Kimmel Theater and be recognized as a member of the 1787 Society
•    Donors of $500 or more to will be listed in the National Constitution Center’s FY 2016 Annual Report.  

Ways to Give  

Give by Phone
215-409-6741

Give by mail
National Constitution Center
Development
Independence Mall
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(Make check payable to National Constitution Center)

For more information and to discuss giving opportunities, please contact Rebecca Bolden, Director of Development at 215-409-6741 or [email protected].

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Article I, Section 10: The Classical Liberal and Progressive Views Contrasted By Richard A. Epstein

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Article I, Section 10 By Richard A. Epstein and Jack Rakove

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

How We Change the Constitution (Hint: It’s Not By Amending It) By David A. Strauss

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Article V By Michael B. Rappaport and David A. Strauss

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Further Comments on Article I, Section 10 By Jack Rakove

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Originalism: An Essential Ingredient of the Constitutional Amendment Process By Michael B. Rappaport

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Resolved: Supreme Court Justices Should Be Subject to Term Limits

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Women’s History Month Mini Poster

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

The Future of the Affordable Care Act

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Video: The Future of the Affordable Care Act

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Resolved: U.S. Supreme Court Justices Should Be Subject to Term Limits

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

The Supreme Court has a new nominee, but the legal world disagrees about how long Supreme Court Just

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Indivisible WNYC: Why Does Russia Matter to Trump’s Administration?

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

New immigration order strikes reference to honoring Constitution

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Selma: The Shining Moment In The Conscience Of Man

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Why Does Russia Matter to Trump’s Administration?

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

The Future of the Affordable Care Act

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Transgender rights ruling put off

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Courts not exactly waiting for new immigration ban order

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Dred Scott decision still resonates today

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

On this day, the Boston Massacre lights the fuse of revolution

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Happy 228th Anniversary: Government begins under our Constitution

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Family Festival

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

An anniversary for the Missouri controversial compromise

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

The future of federalism

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2016 Liberty Medal Recipient: U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

The future of federalism

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