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Clearing Up Common Misconceptions About the Constitution

Amid recent developments in the news, there have been examples of Americans citing their Constitutional rights in ways that suggest they don’t know what’s actually in the U.S. Constitution. We discuss a few such examples, and seek to debunk some common misconceptions about what the language in the Constitution actually states. We welcome your questions […]

Houston Matters microphonesAmid recent developments in the news, there have been examples of Americans citing their Constitutional rights in ways that suggest they don’t know what’s actually in the U.S. Constitution.

We discuss a few such examples, and seek to debunk some common misconceptions about what the language in the Constitution actually states.

We welcome your questions and comments for Martin Levy, a professor of law at Texas Southern University, and Emily Berman, assistant professor at the University of Houston Law Center.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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