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The Constitution Project commemorates the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta with a new film

Click to learn more about our film Magna Carta and the Constitution, featuring Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Stephen Breyer. Produced in commemoration of the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta, this film explains the link between this document, considered the foundation of rule of law, due process and modern democracy, and our own American Constitution. We also look at how the Supreme Court has affirmed rule of law and due process in landmark cases, including the 1932 Scottsboro Boys decision, and the case that led to the resignation of President Nixon, United States v. Nixon.

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Check out our new film, Habeas Corpus: The Guantanamo Cases.

Habeas Corpus: The Guantanamo Cases, our film on the fundamental right of habeas corpus and the four landmark Guantanamo cases that affirmed our commitment to the right, is now available online. The film features Associate Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, Stephen Breyer and Anthony Kennedy, and explains how the right of habeas corpus has been challenged, and upheld, in times of national crisis, from the Civil War to the War on Terror.

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Happy Birthday Bill of Rights!

Celebrate National Bill of Rights Day with us by learning all about the document that changed America and inspired the world. Watch our film, The Bill of Rights to learn about the fight behind this landmark founding document, and the rights it’s intended to protect.

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Dolly Mapp, the woman behind landmark 4th Amendment case, has died

We’re sad to announce that Dolly Mapp, the woman at the center of the landmark search and seizure case Mapp v. Ohio has passed away. Ms. Mapp insistance that her 4th Amendment rights were violated when Cleveland police entered her home without a search warrant changed American history and revolutionized policing across the country.

Hear Ms. Mapp–defiant, brash and brave–in our film, Search and Seizure: Mapp v. Ohio.

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The Constitution Project Encourages You to Vote

Before you head to the polls, The Constitution Project encourages you to learn more about the principle One Person, One Vote. This notion is synonymous with American democracy, but did you know that the decisions that ensured that right almost tore the Supreme Court and the country apart?

Watch our film One Person, One Vote and learn more about the series of landmark Supreme Court cases that guaranteed our right to fair and equal representation in our state legislatures. And make sure you vote!

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