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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

In the wake of the Constitution being read aloud on the floor of the House, Brian Lehrer Show listeners have been weighing in on their favorite parts of the document and why.  Two Constitutional scholars follow up with the political context for the listener selected passages. Plus: WNYC’s Bob Hennelly on the New Jersey Supreme Court, and author Sean Manning has a new memoir about taking care of his mother at the end of her life.

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Your Favorite Constitutional Passage

Ilya Shapiro, senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute and the editor-in-chief of Cato Supreme Court Review, and Nathaniel Persily, Charles Keller Beekman Professor of Law and Political Science at Columbia Law School, review listeners' favorite passages from the constitution.

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The Things That Need Doing

Author and editor Sean Manning discusses his new memoir about caring for his mother in the last year of her life, The Things That Need Doing.

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