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A collection of news stories relating to the US Constitution and the US Supreme Court
Curated by Nick Gallop
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US Constitution’s First Amendment: Right to Petition for Redress of Grievances | David J. Shestokas

US Constitution’s First Amendment: Right to Petition for Redress of Grievances | David J. Shestokas | A2 US Politics - The Constitution and the Court | Scoop.it

The First Amendment of the Bill of Rights addresses five rights.  The limits on government interference with religion, speech and the press were the result of

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DC Handgun Case - A breakdown of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in the DC handgun case

DC Handgun Case - A breakdown of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in the DC handgun case | A2 US Politics - The Constitution and the Court | Scoop.it
In a landmark ruling in the DC handgun case, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the handgun ban and ruled for the first time that the Second Amendment provides individuals a constitutional right to own guns for self-defense. This article provides background behind the DC handgun case and a look at how the handgun case impacts gun owners nation-wide.
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Richard Rivette's curator insight, February 16, 2014 10:45 AM

SHALL not be infringed. We the People, not the government, have the right to defend ourselves. The government has NO rights and no interest in our lives other than that which we allow it to have.

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District of Columbia v. Heller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

District of Columbia v. Heller

District of Columbia v. Heller Argued March 18, 2008 Decided June 26, 2008 Full case name District of Columbia, et al. v. Dick Anthony Heller Docket nos. 07-290 Citations 554 U.S. 570 (more ) Prior history Provisions of the Firearms Control Regulations Act of 1975 infringe an individual's right to bear arms as protected by the Second Amendment.

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Supreme Court overturns Voting Rights Act | Supreme Court Justices Strikes Down Section 4

Supreme Court overturns Voting Rights Act | Supreme Court Justices Strikes Down Section 4 izle, Supreme Court overturns Voting Rights Act | Supreme Court Jus...
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US judge says NSA phone surveillance is lawful - Reuters

US judge says NSA phone surveillance is lawful - Reuters | A2 US Politics - The Constitution and the Court | Scoop.it
Washington Post US judge says NSA phone surveillance is lawful Reuters In a 54-page decision, Pauley dismissed an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit contending that the NSA collection of "bulk telephony metadata" violated the bar against...
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US Supreme Court to review death penalty IQ rule

US Supreme Court to review death penalty IQ rule | A2 US Politics - The Constitution and the Court | Scoop.it
More than a decade after the Supreme Court ruled that the states that practice the death penalty should spare the mentally impaired, the justices will take up a case that may lead to a clearer defining of who falls into the category and who does not.
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The USA Defaults -- on Its Constitution - Huffington Post

The USA Defaults -- on Its Constitution - Huffington Post | A2 US Politics - The Constitution and the Court | Scoop.it
The USA Defaults -- on Its Constitution Huffington Post If anyone who has sworn an oath of office to uphold the Constitution would threaten any default by the USA when the USA has a) the revenue to meet the interest obligations on its debt and b)...
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It's Ted Cruz's Fault! - American Thinker (blog)

It's Ted Cruz's Fault! - American Thinker (blog) | A2 US Politics - The Constitution and the Court | Scoop.it
It's Ted Cruz's Fault!
American Thinker (blog)
ObamaCare has been ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, in contrast to what the left asserts. Justice Roberts has cleverly allowed it to be called a tax.
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Piers Morgan: The Second Amendment was clumsily written, it’s time for a debate to rephrase it

Piers Morgan: The Second Amendment was clumsily written, it’s time for a debate to rephrase it | A2 US Politics - The Constitution and the Court | Scoop.it
.@piersmorgan, British citizen, disagrees with both the Bible and the Constitution, therefore they must be changed.
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Justices, 9-0, Bar Patenting Human Genes

Justices, 9-0, Bar Patenting Human Genes | A2 US Politics - The Constitution and the Court | Scoop.it
The ruling will shape the course of research and testing, and it may alter the willingness of businesses to invest in understanding genetic material.
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America's Amoral Constitution - Huffington Post

America's Amoral Constitution Huffington Post Former British Prime Minister William Gladstone once called it "the most wonderful work ever struck off at a given time by the brain and purpose of man." For historian George Billias, the United States...
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Rachel DeWaard's curator insight, April 9, 2014 10:59 PM

It is very interesting how America"s constitution was the first of it's kind (and the longest standing) yet some countries adopt, and change it for their own. This relates directly to when the Constitution was made from scratch to replace the Articles of Confederation. Depending on what type of government a country wants (how much national and state control) will determine how they will edit the constituion for their own.

Breanne Hemann's comment, April 12, 2014 10:19 PM
I think it is amazing how our country still uses the Constitution when it was originally created none of the men thought it would last that long. I also think it is very interesting how some countries are influenced by our Constitution.
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Bill of Rights Pt. 1 (Principles of the Constitution Series)

Bill of Rights Pt. 1 (Principles of the Constitution Series) | A2 US Politics - The Constitution and the Court | Scoop.it
This is the fifth episode in our Principles of the Constitution Mini-Series. In this lesson we focus on the first half of the Bill of Rights, also known as t...
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Supreme Court to decide on legislative prayers - MyFoxOrlando.com

Supreme Court to decide on legislative prayers - MyFoxOrlando.com | A2 US Politics - The Constitution and the Court | Scoop.it
Supreme Court to decide on legislative prayers MyFoxOrlando.com The justices said they will review an appeals court ruling that held that the upstate New York town of Greece, a Rochester suburb, violated the Constitution by opening nearly every...
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Supreme Court Hears Cases on Contraception Rule

Supreme Court Hears Cases on Contraception Rule | A2 US Politics - The Constitution and the Court | Scoop.it
The justices are considering challenges to a part of the health care law from the owners of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties, who say they try to run their businesses on religious principles.
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Court to review religious law once hailed by Democrats but now used to battle ... - Washington Post

Court to review religious law once hailed by Democrats but now used to battle ... - Washington Post | A2 US Politics - The Constitution and the Court | Scoop.it
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Five Things Were Deleted from the Original Bill of Rights

Five Things Were Deleted from the Original Bill of Rights | A2 US Politics - The Constitution and the Court | Scoop.it
Five Things Were Deleted from the Original Bill of Rights http://t.co/OfxuDdlOPY

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PORTSMOUTH POINT: A Light Is Extinguished: Remembering JFK

PORTSMOUTH POINT: A Light Is Extinguished: Remembering JFK | A2 US Politics - The Constitution and the Court | Scoop.it
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One of the best posts on JFK's legacy by Will Wallace
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First Amendment to US Constitution: Right to Peaceable Assembly | David J. Shestokas

First Amendment to US Constitution: Right to Peaceable Assembly | David J. Shestokas | A2 US Politics - The Constitution and the Court | Scoop.it
The Constitution’s First Amendment contains limits on government interference with very well known unalienable rights: religion, speech and press.
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First Amendment to the Constitution: Freedom of the Press | David J. Shestokas

First Amendment to the Constitution: Freedom of the Press | David J. Shestokas | A2 US Politics - The Constitution and the Court | Scoop.it
Like Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Speech, in the United States the concept of Freedom of the Press as it developed has been uniquely American.  Along (RT @Law1782: US Freedom of the Press was an exceptional, radical idea, unlike anything before:...
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USA Vice Presidents Quiz

USA Vice Presidents Quiz | A2 US Politics - The Constitution and the Court | Scoop.it
This fun USA Vice Presidents Quiz will test your knowledge of the 47 individuals who have held the second highest office in the country. Did you know that four United States presidents served terms without vice presidents?
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The Need for U.S. Constitutional Reform - The Globalist

The Need for U.S. Constitutional Reform - The Globalist | A2 US Politics - The Constitution and the Court | Scoop.it
A country that preaches modernization to other nations does anything but that at home.
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Republicans Set The Constitution Ablaze While Killing One Million American Jobs - PoliticusUSA

Republicans Set The Constitution Ablaze While Killing One Million American Jobs - PoliticusUSA | A2 US Politics - The Constitution and the Court | Scoop.it
PoliticusUSA Republicans Set The Constitution Ablaze While Killing One Million American Jobs PoliticusUSA At the beginning of each session of Congress, every member swears a straightforward oath that they will support and defend the Constitution of...
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Bill of Rights Pt. 2 (Principles of the Constitution Series)

Bill of Rights Pt. 2 (Principles of the Constitution Series) | A2 US Politics - The Constitution and the Court | Scoop.it
This is the sixth episode in our Principles of the Constitution Mini-Series. In this lesson we focus on the second half of the Bill of Rights, also known as ...
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Constitution of the United States - Official

Constitution of the United States - Official | A2 US Politics - The Constitution and the Court | Scoop.it
The work of many minds, the U. S. Constitution stands as a model of cooperative statesmanship and the art of compromise.
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