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CLIP: Gun Rights and Gun Control
Jonathan Lowy and Larry Pratt talked about gun rights and gun control, including the pros and cons of stronger background check regulations.
December 15, 2014 : 3 min. 50 sec.

CLIP: History of Executive Action on Immigration
Alan Kraut talked about President Obama’s recent executive order on immigration in a historical context.
November 24, 2014 : 5 min. 38 sec.

CLIP: 2014-2015 Supreme Court Term Preview
Adam Liptak talked by phone about the upcoming Supreme Court term, including the cases and issues that could come before the Court. He also discussed the traditional Red Mass service to mark the start of the new term.
October 5, 2014 : 5 min. 44 sec.

CLIP: President Obama's ISIS Strategy
Eli Lake talked about President Obama’s strategy to combat Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, as well as questions surrounding the legality of the White House’s plan.
September 15, 2014 : 7 min. 6 sec.

CLIP: President Ford and the Nixon Pardon
John Robert Greene talked about why President Ford pardoned Richard Nixon, and considered the existence of a deal between the two men.
September 6, 2014 : 4 min. 35 sec.

James Madison - "Father of the Constitution"
Richard Brookhiser discussed James Madison's role in the creation of the Constitution and his title of "Father of the Constitution"
September 4, 2014 : 4 min. 45 sec.

The Living Constitution vs Originalism
Supreme Court Justices Breyer and Scalia discussed their views on interpreting the Constitution.
September 4, 2014 : 4 min. 1 sec.

CLIP: History and Significance of the Magna Carta
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts talked about the Magna Carta on its 800th anniversary. He spoke about why there was a need for the Magna Carta, how it helped to shape a young and growing America, and its significance today.
August 31, 2014 : 7 min. 56 sec.

Reel America - "Your National Archives"
This 1953 documentary explains the activities of the National Archives and Records Administration, including how documents are cleaned, how records are organized, and what kinds of records are stored there.
July 27, 2014 : 18 min. 52 sec.

Supreme Court 2013 Term Review
Constitutional law attorneys reviewed the 2013-14 Supreme Court term. Topics included campaign finance, cell phone searches, and presidential recess appointment powers. Panelists include attorneys Paul Smith, Elizabeth Wydra, and Noel Francisco, law professors Eric Segall and Lia Epperson, and SCOTUSblog founder Thomas Goldstein. This discussion was hosted by the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.
June 27, 2014 : 1 hr. 31 min.
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