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Your Favorite Constitutional Passage

Monday, July 04, 2011

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.

Guests:

Nathaniel Persily and Ilya Shapiro

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Comments [4]

Jason from Inwood

This segment drove me nuts because both sides said that Obamacare requires people to buy insurance. Of course it does not, it simply charges slightly higher taxes to those who do not do so.

If the government can't do that then the homeowner's interest deduction is also unconstitutional - I am penalized in my taxes for being a renter (for not buying a house).

Jul. 04 2011 02:08 PM
Dave from Teaneck

Could a show be done on the constitutional justification for corporations being considered as persons especially since the word "corporation" is never mentioned in the constitution. The present Supreme Court has considerably extended the rights of corporations to free speech and so this is especially relevant.

Jul. 04 2011 11:06 AM
David Corwin from Teaneck

Could a show be done on the constitutional justification for corporations being considered as persons especially since the word "corporation" is never mentioned in the constitution. The present Supreme Court has considerably extended the rights of corporations to free speech and so this is especially relevant.

Jul. 04 2011 10:52 AM
Julie from Clintondale

I would love to hear a discussion of the role the 9th amendment should play in conversations about privacy. Also, how about how the 14th amendment has come to protect corporations? All important subjects!

Jul. 04 2011 10:39 AM

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