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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.

CLIP: "Natural Born Citizen" Presidential Requirement
Constitutional Law Professor Randy Barnett talked about the "natural born citizen" presidential requirement and the legal arguments in the debate over whether Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) meets the constitutional requirement and is therefore eligible to become president.
January 18, 2016 : 6 min.

CLIP: President Obama's Executive Action on Gun Control
President Obama announced several executive actions aimed at reducing gun violence, including increased background checks and more federal funding towards mental health treatment.
January 5, 2016 : 10 min. 48 sec.

CLIP: GOP Presidential Debate
A look at the GOP Presidential debate in Las Vegas, NV including an exchange between Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on NSA surveillance.
December 16, 2015 : 6 min. 57 sec.

Supreme Court Landmark Cases: Miranda v. Arizona
Jeff Rosen and Paul Cassel talked about the 1966 U.S. Supreme Court case Miranda v. Arizona, in which the court ruled 5-4 that criminal suspects must be informed of their right against self-incrimination and their right to consult with an attorney before being questioned by police.
December 14, 2015 : 1 hr. 34 min.

CLIP: NSA Bulk Data Collection Program
Stewart Baker and Neema Singh Guliani talked about the end of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) bulk collection of phone metadata and how this could affect terrorism investigations.
December 7, 2015 : 6 min. 51 sec.

Supreme Court Landmark Cases: Mapp v. Ohio
Professors Carolyn Long and Renee Hutchins talked about the 1961 Supreme Court case Mapp v. Ohio, in which the Court applied, via a 5-4 decision, Fourth Amendment protection against “unreasonable searches and seizures” to state criminal cases. The decision also prohibited the introduction of unlawfully obtained material as evidence
November 30, 2015 : 1 hr. 33 min.

Supreme Court Landmark Case: Brown v. Board of Education
Jeffrey Rosen and Tomiko Brown-Nagin talked about the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education, in which the court unanimously ruled that separate public schools were not equal, reversing previous court decisions.
November 23, 2015 : 1 hr. 33 min.

Supreme Court Landmark Case Youngstown Sheet and Tube v. Sawyer
Professors Michael Gerhardt and William Howell talked about the 1952 U.S. Supreme Court case Youngstown Sheet and Tube v. Sawyer, in which the court limited the power of the president to seize property when it ruled 6-3 that President Truman lacked the authority to seize steel plants in order to avert a labor strike in the midst of the Korean War.
November 16, 2015 : 1 hr. 32 min.
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