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President Obama on Ferguson Grand Jury Decision
President Obama delivered a statement from the White House after a grand jury in St. Louis decided it didn’t have enough evidence to press charges against Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who killed an unarmed teenager this summer.
November 24, 2014 : 9 min. 27 sec.

CLIP: Attorney General Eric Holder Resignation Analysis
Carrie Johnson discussed Eric Holder’s decision to step down, its impact, and possible replacements for Attorney General.
September 26, 2014 : 4 min. 27 sec.

CLIP: Attorney General Eric Holder Resignation Speech
Attorney General Eric Holder discussed his decision to resign, as well as his time as Attorney General.
September 25, 2014 : 2 min. 42 sec.

CLIP: Justice Department Probe of Missouri Teen Shooting
Eric Tucker, Justice Department reporter with the Associated Press, talked by phone about the Department of Justice’s plan to investigate the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
August 18, 2014 : 4 min. 23 sec.

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.
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