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Inside the new Supreme Court session with the National Constitution Center’s JEFFREY ROSEN

October 14, 2013

GUEST: JEFFREY ROSEN

The Supreme Court began a new session last week and we’ve invited constitutional scholar and President and CEO of the National Constitution Center, JEFFREY ROSEN to walk us through the cases in which we should be paying attention. The Court has already heard arguments in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, about how much the Constitution allows the government to control campaign finance laws, particularly focusing on the limits of direct contributions from individuals to candidates. Some see this as a sequel to the controversial 2010 Citizens United decision. And this week The Supreme Court hears arguments whether the state of Michigan’s voter-based decision banning affirmative action is legal in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action. Also coming up in this session are potential monumental cases considering presidential power, abortion rights, and public prayer.

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