The Constitution Today: The Bill of Rights

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The Bill of Rights

The Constitution Today: The Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights is key to American law and government. It consists of the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution and contains guarantees of essential rights and liberties of individual citizens omitted in the crafting of the...

The Bill of Rights is key to American law and government. It consists of the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution and contains guarantees of essential rights and liberties of individual citizens omitted in the crafting of the original document. A closer look at the Bill of Rights and the diverse interpretations it evokes today.

Guests

Jeffrey Toobin

staff writer at The New Yorker; senior legal analyst for CNN, author of "The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court" (Doubleday), and former Assistant U.S.Attorney in Brooklyn, New York.

A.E. Dick Howard

the White Burkett Miller Professor of Law and Public Affairs at the University of Virginia.

Nina Totenberg

NPR's legal affairs correspondent.

Susan Bloch

professor of law at Georgetown University.

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