• SJSU Constitution Day 2019
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    SJSU Constitution Day 2019

    Every September, San Jose State University celebrates the U.S. Constitution on “Constitution Day” In 2019, we celebrate the First Amendment right to petition the government for a redress of grievances We’ll be on campus to help you contact your elected representatives and let them know what’s on your mind Whether it’s the president, Your Senators, Your Member of the House of Representatives, the Governor, Your member of the state legislature, or the mayor of your city or town, We’ll have lots of laptops on hand and experts to help So come give your representatives a piece of your mind! at Constitution Day 2019 Tuesday, September 17, 2019

  • Westlaw – UK Legislation
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    Westlaw – UK Legislation

    Westlaw offers fully consolidated Acts of Parliament since 1267 and Statutory Instruments since 1948. Fully consolidated means that the acts on the database incorporate all amendments, so are the most current versions that you can find. Please note that legislation you find freely on the Internet, may be in its original, un-amended form. Using the basic search screen will find the latest versions of the legislation, including not yet in force, partially in force, or repealed items. First click on “Legislation” on the main toolbar. For articles on a topic, use the “Free Text” or the “Subject” field. For legislation by the name of the act, or statutory instrument, use…

  • Does Free Speech Offend You?
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    Does Free Speech Offend You?

    Freedom of speech. The ability to express yourself. It’s a cherished idea — as well it should be. Most of us who live in liberal Western democracies think of it as a basic human right. People have fought and died for it. But now we may be in danger of losing it. The threat is not coming from without — from external enemies — but from within. A generation is being raised not to believe in freedom OF speech, but rather that they should have freedom FROM speech — from speech they dislike. This is a threat to both pluralism and democracy itself. We see this in Europe where “sensitivity-based”…

  • Constitution Day 2017: Eric Holder
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    Constitution Day 2017: Eric Holder

    ♪♪ (applause) Well good afternoon. My name is John Pistole. I’m the president of Anderson University and it’s a joy to welcome you all here today. as we welcome our distinguished guest, the former Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder. Thank you Mr. Holder for being here. Glad to be here. Shouldn’t you all be in class? (Laughter) So just remember, you like Eric. I got you out of class. (Laughter) So, today is part of our recognition of Constitution Day going back – oh – a few hundred years. And, even though it’s not the day of the signing of the constitution, September 17th was, but we…

  • Free speech on campus: Is it in danger? | FACTUAL FEMINIST
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    Free speech on campus: Is it in danger? | FACTUAL FEMINIST

    Is the campus free speech crisis a myth? Some say yes. They tell us not to be distracted by media stories of campus radicals shouting down speakers. “Look at the big picture,” they say. “Free speech is doing just fine.” Are they right? That is coming up next on the Factual Feminist. I was recently invited to Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, to give a lecture making a case for more openness on women’s issues, such as the gender wage gap, or the patriarchal rape culture. These need to be questioned and debated, not accepted as gospel. Women—everyone—are best served by truth—not slogans, much less myths. But…

  • POLS 15 The Constitutional Convention (Congress)
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    POLS 15 The Constitutional Convention (Congress)

    [music] In this lecture, we’ll focus on the Constitutional Convention. It was held in what’s now known as Independence Hall in Philadelphia from May 25th to September 17th, 1787. There were several things that all the men in attendance agreed upon. First, they all agreed that the federal government should be stronger than it was under the Articles of Confederation, but that it shouldn’t be too strong. They also agreed that the federal government should have separation of powers, that it should consist of three branches: the legislative, the executive, and the judicial. But there were plenty of disagreements as well. The most significant of these disagreements had to do…

  • The Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture Series – Professor Sarah Churchwell
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    The Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture Series – Professor Sarah Churchwell

    [music playing] Ladies and Gentlemen, good evening it’s great pleasure to welcome you to this evenings Vice Chancellors distinguished lecture. This as many of you know is a series of lectures which aims to bring together the University and the wider community to reflect on major social scientific cultural and policy issues of our time. Tonight it’s my great pleasure to introduce Professor Sarah Churchwell professorial fellow in American literature and chair of Public Understanding of the Humanities at the School of Advanced Studies University of London. Professor Churchwell was born in Virginia and grew up in the Midwest we were swapping stories about Chicago beforehand where I went for…

  • MOOC | Slavery and the Constitution | The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1861 | 1.2.7
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    MOOC | Slavery and the Constitution | The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1861 | 1.2.7

    >>The Constitution embeds slavery or slavery is embedded in the Constitution, even though the word “slave” or “slavery” is not in the Constitution until the 13th Amendment — which is ratified after the Civil War — which abolishes slavery irrevocably. That is the first time the word “slavery” appears in the Constitution. The founders were — I don’t know, they just didn’t want to put the word “slavery” in. So they used circumlocutions, “persons held to labor,” this kind of thing. But everyone knew what they were talking about. Here just we will talk about this as we go along because the Constitution’s relation to slavery is a key point…