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U.S. Constitution

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CLIP: Presidential Inauguration History and Artifacts
Harry Rubenstein talked about the history of presidential inaugurations and displayed objects from past inaugurations.
January 19, 2017 : 8 min. 9 sec.

Electoral Ballot Arrival
The electoral ballots were seen being taken to the House Chamber to be counted, followed by the senators.
January 6, 2017 : 1 min. 2 sec.

CLIP: Counting of Electoral College Votes
The House and Senate convened for a joint session of Congress to verify certificates and count electoral college votes from each state for president and vice president of the United States.
January 6, 2017 : 4 min. 19 sec.

CLIP: Presidential Pardons and Commutations
Samuel Morison talked about President Obama’s decision to issue 78 pardons and commute the sentences of 153 prisoners on December 19, 2016, the most issued by a president in a single day. He also spoke about the pardon process and how it could be improved.
December 26, 2016 : 6 min. 40 sec.

CLIP: Role of the Electoral College
John Koza, Founder, National Popular Vote, and attorney James Hulme discuss the role of the Electoral College in presidential elections, its history, and relevance today.
December 19, 2016 : 8 min. 3 sec.

CLIP: Election 2016 and the Electoral College
Jeffrey Rosen talked about the history and role of the Electoral College, as well as the possibility of changing the electoral system.
November 4, 2016 : 8 min. 29 sec.

CLIP: Independence of Elected & Appointed Judges
Adam Liptak discussed the differences between elected and appointed judges, whether elected judges can be independent, as well as the risk they will be swayed by their supporters' politics or the election process itself.
November 2, 2016 : 5 min. 3 sec.

CLIP: Supreme Court Term Preview
Lawrence Hurley previewed the upcoming Supreme Court term that opens Monday, Oct. 3. Topics included the Court operating with eight justices, the impact of the presidential election on the vacancy, and key cases for the term.
October 3, 2016 : 8 min. 19 sec.

CLIP: Gun Legislation Debate and Vote
A look at the four gun control measures debated and voted on in the Senate. All four proposals failed. Reactions from Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and the NRA were included.
June 21, 2016 : 3 min. 55 sec.

CLIP: Supreme Court Nomination Debate
David Savage talked about the looming battle between Senate Republicans and President Obama over who should nominate a successor for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Topics included the presidential process of choosing a nominee and the meaning of the constitutional clause “advice and consent” regarding the Senate’s role in the nomination process.
February 18, 2016 : 7 min. 22 sec.
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