'We the People': House to Hear Constitution Read Aloud

Thursday, January 06, 2011

On the insistence of House Republicans, the U.S. Constitution will be read from beginning to end today on the floor of the House of Representatives. This may prove a fitting overture to what could be a Congressional session filled with Constitutional battles. Is this reading a stunt or a significant symbol of how Congress will work?

The New York Times' Kate Zernike helps us look into what will be the top Constitutional battles we'll see in Congress for 2011.

Sherrilyn Ifill is a law professor at the University of Maryland, and a writer for TheRoot.com. She breaks down the key legislative arguments, including whether or not health care is unconstitutional, and the battle over how the 14th Amendment affects immigration.

Guests:

Sherrilyn Ifill and Kate Zernike

Produced by:

David J Fazekas

Comments [3]

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Apr. 26 2013 08:02 AM
David from Ksc, florida

They should read it at least every four years to remember who we are. I liked hearing it where it belongs. It was American!

Jan. 06 2011 10:04 PM
NewsListener from Connecticut

Is the tradition of every Congressperson swearing under oath to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic" a stunt?
If any member believes that he or she has no business taking the oath or serving in Congress.
Reading the US Constitution aloud reminds members why they are serving and what their mandate is to the American people.

Jan. 06 2011 10:21 AM

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