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From the Blog: ConSource Daily Preamble, 7/17

Wed, 17 Jul 2019

Here’s today’s rundown of the latest news, opinions and commentary related to the Constitution:

(Posting articles is not an endorsement of the beliefs expressed therein; it is purely for informational purposes.)

·      The Constitution in the News:

o   Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens passed away at 99 yesterday (ABC News).

o   Howard Wasserman of FIU Law School considered Stevens’ legacy (PrawfsBlawg).

·      On This Date in Constitutional History

o   Elbridge Gerry was born in 1744; his name was incorporated into the term “gerrymandering,” a controversial process even to this day (National Constitution Center).

·      The Daily Document:

o   Debates ...

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