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Discussion on The Second Amendment
Author Michael Waldman on the origins of the 2nd amendment, how its use has changed over time, and how current interpretation affects future regulation.
May 27, 2014 : 48 min. 47 sec.

USA Freedom Act Markup
The House Judiciary Committee met to mark up the USA FREEDOM Act, intended to mitigate the data collection by the NSA, and increase transparency.
May 7, 2014 : 3 hr. 14 min.

Justices Scalia and Ginsburg on the First Amendment
Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about their views of the First Amendment and the origins and contemporary meanings of freedom.
April 17, 2014 : 1 hr. 16 min.

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.

Sources and Secrets: A Conference on the Press, the Government and National Security
The three journalists who were chosen by Edward Snowden to receive top-secret National Security Agency (NSA) files were interviewed at the Sources and Secrets conference.
March 31, 2014 : 44 min. 45 sec.

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.

2013 Year in Review - NSA Surveillance
Guests talked about the disclosure of domestic surveillance activities by the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013, and the impact these revelations may have in 2014.
December 29, 2013 : 59 min. 49 sec.

2013 Year in Review - Gun Legislation
The Hill staff writer Rebecca Shabad talked about proposals for gun legislation in Congress in 2013, and potential legislation or executive action related to guns in 2014.
December 29, 2013 : 57 min. 11 sec.
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