When Abortion Became Legal | Roe v. Wade
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When Abortion Became Legal | Roe v. Wade

Mr. Beat presents Supreme Court Briefs Dallas, Texas, 1969 A young woman named Norma McCorvey was single, pregnant, and scared about her future She wanted an abortion, but in Texas abortions were illegal except in cases in which the mother’s life was in danger McCorvey had planned on having one anyway at an illegal clinic. […]

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Politics Matters: Doug Smith Part 1
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Politics Matters: Doug Smith Part 1

JAN PAYNTER: HELLO. I’M JAN PAYNTER AND I WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME YOU ONCE AGAIN TO OUR PROGRAM, “POLITICS MATTERS.” TODAY WE ARE PLEASED TO WELCOME TO THE PROGRAM C. DOUGLAS SMITH, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE MONTPELIER FOUNDATION TO DISCUSS THE WORK WHICH HE OVERSEES AT THE ROBERT H. SMITH CENTER FOR THE CONSTITUTION. WELCOME, […]

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Trump Blames Constitutional Checks & Balances for Disastrous 100 Days
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Trump Blames Constitutional Checks & Balances for Disastrous 100 Days

Ok, we’ve been talking–off an on–about being about 100 days into the Donald Trump administration. We’ve talked about the historically low approval ratings that we’ve seen from Donald Trump and it’s been scandal after scandal, right? Multiple law enforcement investigations, two failed Muslim majority immigration bans, we’ve had the failed sanctuary city order, we’ve had […]

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Ban on prisoners voting inconsistent with Bill of Rights
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Ban on prisoners voting inconsistent with Bill of Rights

The High Court’s ruling that a ban on prisoners voting is inconsistent with the Bill of Rights has been upheld. But it won’t change the law. In 2015 notorious jailhouse lawyer Arthur Taylor successfully challenged a 2010 law change to prevent sentenced prisoners voting, with the High Court issuing a declaration of inconsistency. The Crown […]

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