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10th Annual Constitutional Champions Gala
  • September 18, 2017
  • 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
10th Annual   Constitutional Champions Gala On September 18, 2017, The Constitution Project (TCP) hosted its Annual Constitutional Champions Gala in Washington, DC. The event honored two of our founders—individuals who have, in the face of adversity, stood up for the American ideals of liberty, justice, and the rule of law and fought to defend our nation’s Constitution and the rights it guarantees. This year, in addition to celebrating the...
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Police Body Cameras: Building Effective Guidelines that Support Accountability and Civil Liberties
  • May 2, 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Police-involved shootings and other use-of-force cases have received heightened scrutiny over the last few years, causing many to call for policing reforms that increase public safety and community trust. While not a substitute for broad reforms, police body cameras—now being rapidly deployed in cities across America—might be a step in the right direction. These tools, which offer both promise and risk, have the power to reduce misconduct and...
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Blocking Judicial Nominations: Constitutional Prerogative or Constitutional Crisis?
  • November 18, 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
It has been nearly nine months since President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to the United States Supreme Court. However, the Senate has yet to hold a hearing, let alone a vote, on his confirmation. Before the election, some Republican candidates  were saying they would work to block any nominations to the Supreme Court that President Clinton might put forward. Some conservative commentators went even further, urging the Senate to prevent...
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“It was torture,” TCP's independent, bipartisan, blue-ribbon Task Force on Detainee Treatment concluded in a report released April 16, 2013. The group looked at the federal government's policies and actions related to the detention and treatment of suspected terrorists captured in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere and held in U.S. custody during the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations. Read More...