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(A visitor examines one of the original transcripts of the Bill of Rights, now on display at the National Constitution Center.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

A 1789 Version of The Bill of Rights Goes on Display in Philadelphia

“It’s a great day for Pennsylvania and a great day for Philadelphia that we actually get to view an original copy,” Gov. Tom Corbett said during a speech at the exhibit opening.


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Your City Guide to Washington D.C.

Refer to this guide to the best dining, lodging and attractions in Washington D.C.


(Jeffrey Rosen, center, moderates the discussion between Carrie Cordero, director of national security studies at Georgetown University, left, and Claire Finkelstein, director of the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law at the University of Pennsylvania.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Constitution Center Begins ‘Coffee & Conversation’ Series

The series was launched on Tuesday, Constitution Day, and the topic was “Drones and Your Privacy.”


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US Supreme Court Decides Silence Isn’t Enough To Avoid Self-Incrimination

The newest Supreme Court ruling on what has become known as the “Miranda” warning makes a big shift, according to James Funt, chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s criminal justice section. In his words, “Anything you don’t say could be used against you in court.”


(Delaware governor Jack Markell at the National Constitution Center this morning.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Del. Governor Helps Constitution Center Unveil Events Marking 225th Anniversary Fête

The United States Constitution turns 225 this year, and the National Constitution Center, on Independence Mall, has lined up a year’s worth of events to mark the anniversary.