Jeffrey Rosen

National Constitution Center

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President and CEO of the National Constitution Center. Professor of Law at George Washington University and Legal Affairs Editor of The New Republic; author of The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America

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The late Justice Antonin Scalia relished the use of vivid language in fiery debates about the Constitution, politics and social issues.

Antonin Scalia: His Legacy in Law and Politics

The late Justice Antonin Scalia relished the use of vivid language in fiery debates about the Constitution, politics and social issues.

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Whatever its ultimate ruling in June may be, the US Supreme Court made history this week.

Supreme Court Justices Weigh Future of Healthcare Law

Whatever its ultimate ruling in June may be, the US Supreme Court made history this week.

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After yesterday's  opening statements , the Senate Judiciary Committee today got down to the business of  interrogating Elena Kagan , the President's latest nominee for the US Supreme…

Kagan in the Spotlight

After yesterday's opening statements , the Senate Judiciary Committee today got down to the business of interrogating Elena Kagan , the President's latest nominee for the US Supreme…

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66 million years ago, an asteroid caused Earth’s Fifth Extinction, destroying the dinosaurs and most other life forms. Now Earth is facing another extinction, as fish, plants and animals vanish forever. But this time, it’s not the asteroid, it’s us. This week, hundreds of people, both young and old, took to the streets in cities all over the world to begin weeks of protest called the Extinction Rebellion. In the natural course of evolution, the decline and disappearance of a life form takes thousands of years. In the course of a human lifetime, not even one species might disappear. But now, some 28,000 species are vanishing all of a sudden. Elizabeth Kolbert of the New Yorker magazine has written a book called “The Sixth Extinction.” She says, “Extinction rates are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of times higher than what is known as the background extinction rate that has pertained over most of geological history.” In her words, “You should not be able to see all sorts of mammals -- to name just one group -- either going extinct or on the verge of extinction. And that is a tipoff that something very, very unusual, and I would add, very dangerous, is going on.” “We’re running geological history backwards. Fossil fuels that were created over the course of hundreds of millions of years buried a lot of carbon underground. We’re now combusting it, putting that carbon back into the atmosphere over a matter of centuries. So we’re taking a process that hundreds of millions of years to run in one direction and then, in a matter of centuries, running it in another direction.” We’ll hear what that means now and for the future of life as we know it.

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Let’s talk about this letter from the White House, calling the “impeachment inquiry” illegitimate.

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