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CLIP: History and Significance of the Magna Carta
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts talked about the Magna Carta on its 800th anniversary. He spoke about why there was a need for the Magna Carta, how it helped to shape a young and growing America, and its significance today.
August 31, 2014 : 7 min. 56 sec.

CLIP: U.S. Policy on Combating ISIS
Foreign Policy senior writer Shane Harris spoke by phone about the latest on U.S. strategy to combat ISIS' stronghold on parts of Syria and Iraq, and whether the Obama administration would seek congressional approval before taking further action.
August 31, 2014 : 5 min. 23 sec.

CLIP: Nixon Resignation 40th Anniversary
Historian Douglas Brinkley talked about the 40th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation and the impact the secret audio recordings had on his presidential legacy. President Nixon announced his resignation on August 8, 1974, and left the White House the following day.
August 10, 2014 : 7 min. 53 sec.

The Role of Congress in International Crises
A panel discussion on the role of the legislative branch when dealing with an international crisis, including congressional authorization for taking military action.
June 22, 2014 : 1 hr. 33 min.

Corporate Money's Influence in Washington
New York Times correspondent Michael Schmidt talked about his New York Times story examining corporations and their influence in Washington.
March 13, 2014 : 38 min. 10 sec.

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.

Presidential Powers and the Constitution
Legal scholars testified on the constitutionality of some of President Obama’s uses of executive branch powers.
December 3, 2013 : 3 hr. 1 min.

Role of Courts in Democracy
A panel of legal scholars examined the proper role of courts in upholding a constitutional democracy.
May 1, 2012 : 1 hr. 42 min.

Congress and the Supreme Court
The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy hosted a panel on the U.S. Supreme Court and its interpretation of congressional statutes and legislative intent.
June 19, 2010 : 1 hr. 38 min.

President Obama’s Health Care Address
During a joint session of Congress held at the United States Capitol, President Barack Obama outlines parts of his health insurance reform plan.
September 9, 2009 : 5 min.
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