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March 21, 2013 | By Stephan Salisbury, Inquirer Culture Writer
The tumultuous events of 1968 - the year of assassinations, massacres in a deadly war, chaotic street protests, and college shutdowns across the United States; the year of Janis Joplin and 2001: A Space Odyssey , Aretha Franklin and Apollo 7 and 8 - will flood the National Constitution Center with music, video, helicopters, bean bag chairs, and Boomer memories in an exhibition running from June 14 to Sept. 2. The show, called The 1968 Exhibit , "illuminates a pivotal year in our history and shines a light" down to the present, Vince Stango, interim head of the center, told a news conference Tuesday.
NEWS
March 20, 2013
By Gregory J. Sullivan The March 11 issue of the New Yorker contains a long profile of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by staff writer Jeffrey Toobin. The article is in many respects an embarrassing love letter from Toobin to the jurist. Nevertheless, in its muddled discussion of constitutional matters, the article ("Heavyweight: How Ruth Bader Ginsburg has moved the Supreme Court") shows how ideology in our basic law rots what federal appellate Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III has identified as "the most basic and honorable of all judicial traditions, that republican virtue of judicial restraint.
SPORTS
March 18, 2013 | BY TED SILARY, Daily News Staff Writer silaryt@phillynews.com
ALLENTOWN - After getting hammered in its final game of one season, a basketball team with no seniors quickly looks forward to the next. How quickly? "I wish we could play them again right now . . . I wanted to win a state championship this year. " The kid who spoke those words was Floyd Preito, a 6-1, 175-pound junior wing guard who, truthfully, was the only Constitution High General to turn in a respectable performance Saturday afternoon at Parkland High in a PIAA Class AA state quarterfinal.
SPORTS
March 17, 2013 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Floyd Preito carried Constitution as far as he could, but a first-half deficit proved too much to overcome as the Generals lost to Holy Cross, 75-61, in a PIAA Class AA state boys' basketball quarterfinal Saturday at Parkland High School in Allentown. Preito scored 28 points and was the lone General in double digits. The junior guard took advantage of his foul shots, draining 9 of 11. Constitution (18-10) couldn't recover after a first half in which it trailed Holy Cross (26-5)
SPORTS
March 17, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
Floyd Preito carried Constitution as far as he could, but a first-half deficit proved too much to overcome as the Generals lost to Holy Cross, 75-61, in a PIAA Class AA state boys' basketball quarterfinal Saturday at Parkland High School in Allentown. Preito scored 28 points and was the lone General in double digits. The junior guard took advantage of his foul shots, draining 9 of 11. Constitution (18-10) couldn't recover after a first half in which it trailed Holy Cross (26-5), 36-20.
NEWS
March 1, 2013
By Howard Lurie If one ignores the First Amendment to the U.S Constitution, one could readily conclude that there is no protection for speech, religion, or the press in the Bill of Rights. Of course, that would be absurd. The First Amendment is the most relevant provision of the Constitution relating to speech, religion, and the press. The equivalent of ignoring the First Amendment is what the U.S. Department of Justice has done in its recently disclosed white paper that asserts it is constitutional for a government official to authorize the drone killing of a U.S. citizen.
NEWS
January 18, 2013
I AM A PHILLY resident all my life. I have two brothers who are serving prison sentences for murder and attempted murder with a gun. I believe in the Constitution and the right to bear arms. However, the law of gun ownership really needs to be revised. The ownership of high-power assault rifles: No one should have the right to own, and why do they need to. There should be a new system for people who already own and have permits to carry: Every six months to a year, they should be re-evaluated, as should each person in their household.
NEWS
January 18, 2013 | By Jeff Barnard, Associated Press
GRANTS PASS, Ore. - From Oregon to Mississippi, President Obama's proposed ban on new assault weapons and large-capacity magazines struck a nerve among rural law enforcers and lawmakers, many of whom vowed to ignore any restrictions - and even try to stop federal officials from enforcing gun policy in their jurisdictions. "A lot of sheriffs are now standing up and saying, 'Follow the Constitution,' " said Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilbertson, whose territory covers the timbered mountains of southwestern Oregon.
NEWS
December 27, 2012 | By Aya Batrawy and Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press
CAIRO - The final, official numbers are in, and Egypt's disputed, Islamist-backed constitution has won approval with 63.8 percent of voters saying yes, but there was little hope Tuesday that results would stabilize the country after two years of turmoil. Islamist President Mohammed Morsi may now face a more immediate crisis with the economy falling deeper into distress. In a clear sign of anxiety over the economy, some Egyptians were hoarding dollars for fear the currency is about to take a significant turn for the worse.
NEWS
December 27, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
CAIRO - The official approval of Egypt's disputed, Islamist-backed constitution Tuesday held out little hope of stabilizing the country after two years of turmoil, and Islamist President Mohammed Morsi may now face a more immediate crisis with the economy falling deeper into distress. In a clear sign of anxiety over the economy, the turbulence of the past month and expected austerity measures ahead have some Egyptians hoarding dollars for fear the currency is about to take a significant turn for the weaker.
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