U.S. Constitution

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Morse v. Frederick - A Perfect Constitutional Storm in Alaska’s Capital
Author James Foster on Morse v. Frederick (the "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" banner case), a Supreme Court case that addressed free speech in an American high school.
April 6, 2014 : 18 min. 24 sec.

Limits on Federal Campaign Contributions
Lisa Rosenberg discusses the Supreme Court’s decision in McCutcheon v. FEC that strikes down limits on federal campaign contributions.
April 3, 2014 : 43 min. 57 sec.

Supreme Court Case on Birth Control Coverage
Lawrence Hurley explained the background and issues related to the Supreme Court case Sebelius vs. Hobby Lobby Stores.
March 25, 2014 : 30 min. 29 sec.

Supreme Court and Constitutional Law
Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan spoke to Georgetown University Law Center students about her life and career.
March 17, 2014 : 1 hr.

National Firearms Museum
A tour of the National Firearms Museum and discussion about its collection of weapons, and their role in the settlement, expansion and preservation of the U.S.
March 8, 2014 : 25 min. 29 sec.

Future of Privacy
Author Julia Angwin on personal privacy issues as current events and technology have inspired efforts to protect what was once considered a right.
March 8, 2014 : 41 min. 47 sec.

Gun Ownership in the U.S.
Emily Miller on 3 gun related cases that could appear before the Supreme Court, the development of “smart” gun technology, and efforts in Congress on gun control issues.
February 22, 2014 : 41 min. 34 sec.

Presidential Use of Executive Powers
Simon Lazarus and Roger Pilon talked about the the use of executive powers, including its constitutional basis, how it has been executed, its ambiguities, and its evolution.
February 2, 2014 : 1 hr. 5 min.

Executive Power and Recess Appointments
Law professors debated the constitutionality of a president's power to make appointments when the Senate is in recess.
January 10, 2014 : 1 hr. 28 min.

Law Enforcement Views on Federal Gun Laws
Tom Manger, of the Major Cities Chiefs Association, and Richard Stanek, of the Major County Sheriffs' Association, talked about federal gun policy.
December 14, 2013 : 1 hr.
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