constitution http://nhpr.org en 226 Years A Swing State: N.H. Ratified The Constitution 226 Years Ago Saturday http://nhpr.org/post/226-years-swing-state-nh-ratified-constitution-226-years-ago-saturday <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some things never change in New Hampshire – including our position as a battleground state. In 1788, eight colonies had ratified the constitution – but nine were needed to establish the United States of America.</span></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:42:52 +0000 Emily Corwin 50595 at http://nhpr.org 226 Years A Swing State: N.H. Ratified The Constitution 226 Years Ago Saturday Religious Freedom In The News: From Hobby Lobby To Public Prayer http://nhpr.org/post/religious-freedom-news-hobby-lobby-public-prayer <p>Two recent U.S. Supreme Court cases and plethora of state legislative debates have once again raised questions about what we mean by religious freedom: from whether contraception coverage should mandated, to prayer in public meetings, to private businesses objecting to serving same-sex couples.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><strong>GUESTS:&nbsp; </strong></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 48490 at http://nhpr.org Religious Freedom In The News: From Hobby Lobby To Public Prayer Colin Quinn Will Make You Laugh At The Constitution http://nhpr.org/post/colin-quinn-will-make-you-laugh-constitution <p>Here’s a topic guaranteed to get a big laugh…the Constitution.</p><p>The national tour of comedian <strong>Colin Quinn </strong><a href="http://colinquinnunconstitutional.com/" target="_blank"><em>Unconstitutional</em></a>, is stopping at <a href="http://www.thecolonial.org/CalendarOfEvents.htm" target="_blank">The Colonial Theater</a> in Keene this Friday. Quinn, after all, made the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal funny as anchor of Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live, and has now condensed the Constitution’s history into a witty 75-minute one-man play. His new show finds the humor in how the right and the left argue over the meanings and interpretations of the Constitution.</p><p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 18:35:33 +0000 Virginia Prescott 38535 at http://nhpr.org Colin Quinn Will Make You Laugh At The Constitution The Federal Debt and the Constitution http://nhpr.org/post/federal-debt-and-constitution <p>As another debt ceiling deadline looms, on top of a government shutdown, we&rsquo;ll look at what our nation&rsquo;s defining document, particularly the fourteenth amendment, says about federal debt, as well as the roles of Congress and the President.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> <strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 36052 at http://nhpr.org The Federal Debt and the Constitution Constitutional War Powers http://nhpr.org/post/constitutional-war-powers <p>The Constitution gives Congress the right to declare war and the President to wage it. Yet many presidents have taken military action, without involving lawmakers. President Obama’s recent decision to seek Congressional support for intervention in Syria has renewed debate over when and how we engage our military.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><u><strong>Guests:</strong></u></p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 35026 at http://nhpr.org Constitutional War Powers Constitutionally Speaking About The 10th Amendment. http://nhpr.org/post/constitutionally-speaking-about-10th-amendment <p>The 10th Amendment reserves powers not delegated to the federal government back to the states. But where the line between federal and state power lies has been debated for centuries, including recent debates over gay marriage, gun rights and abortion.&nbsp; We’ll take stock of the Tenth Amendment, and the implications for policy that flow from it.</p><p></p><p>Guests</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Dean Spiliotes 30894 at http://nhpr.org Constitutionally Speaking About The 10th Amendment. The Fifth Amendment In The Digital Age http://nhpr.org/post/fifth-amendment-digital-age <p>A case in Wisconsin is testing the limits of the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution" target="_blank">Fifth Amendment</a> in the digital age. In January, the FBI seized 20 terabytes of hard drives from Jeffrey Feldman, a man accused possessing underage pornography – but could only decrypt 20% of it. Until last week, a federal court judge had placed the burden on the defendant to decrypt the rest or face charges of contempt. Last week, his attorney successfully argued an emergency motion to extend that deadline. She claims that asking Feldman to decrypt files that would be used against him in the case is a violation of his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. <strong>Declan McCullagh</strong> is chief political correspondent and senior writer for C-Net and <a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57587670-38/judge-child-porn-suspect-doesnt-need-to-decrypt-files/" target="_blank">has been following the story</a>.</p><p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 13:01:55 +0000 Virginia Prescott 29194 at http://nhpr.org The Fifth Amendment In The Digital Age “Constitutionally Speaking”…About The Second Amendment http://nhpr.org/post/constitutionally-speaking-about-second-amendment <p>It’s relatively short, only twenty-seven words, but long on controversy.&nbsp; And it’s recently resurfaced in our debates over gun rights and gun control.&nbsp; We’ll pick apart the language of the second amendment with two constitutional scholars and examine what our founding fathers may have&nbsp;really meant, and how&nbsp;we look at it, in our time.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 22447 at http://nhpr.org “Constitutionally Speaking”…About The Second Amendment Safeguarding Liberty: Beyond the Second Amendment http://nhpr.org/post/safeguarding-liberty-beyond-second-amendment <P>Today, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband launched a political action committee with a goal of countering the influence of the gun lobby. the new PAC leverages public calls for stricter gun controls following the Sandy Hook shooting last month.</P> <P><STRONG> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:12:07 +0000 Virginia Prescott 19755 at http://nhpr.org Safeguarding Liberty: Beyond the Second Amendment Constitutionally Speaking…about voting! http://nhpr.org/post/constitutionally-speaking-about-voting <p>We look at what our nation’s most important document, the&nbsp;Constitution,&nbsp;says and doesn’t say about elections. There’s some debate over who should write the rules, the federal or state governments, also who exactly&nbsp;can cast a ballot and if voting is a right or a privilege.&nbsp; We’ll talk with those involved in new civics program called “Constitutionally speaking”.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Guests</strong></p><p><strong>TBA</strong></p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 16111 at http://nhpr.org Constitutionally Speaking…about voting! (Please) Stand for the Pledge of Allegiance http://nhpr.org/post/please-stand-pledge-allegiance <p>A <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2012/HB1146.html">bill </a>requiring New Hampshire students to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance passed a house committee today.</p><p>&quot;Standing is a sign of&nbsp;national patriotism,&quot; says Republican Representative&nbsp;Lawrence Kappler.</p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 21:48:47 +0000 Todd Bookman 1885 at http://nhpr.org (Please) Stand for the Pledge of Allegiance 11/26/11 PART 2 http://nhpr.org/post/112611-part-2 <p>A Constitutional scholar's new book focuses on the more out there bits of our land's most revered document.</p> Sat, 26 Nov 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 585 at http://nhpr.org 11/26/11 PART 2 Our Oddest Clauses http://nhpr.org/post/our-oddest-clauses <p>A Constitutional scholar's new book focuses on the more out there bits of our land's most revered document.</p> Mon, 21 Nov 2011 20:47:30 +0000 Virginia Prescott 551 at http://nhpr.org Our Oddest Clauses