Season 1, Episode 2 It's a Free Country
First Aired: May 14, 2013
The freedoms enshrined in the Bill of Rights are examined through several high-profile stories, including that of a father of a fallen soldier who sued Westboro Baptist Church members for protesting his son's funeral; and a Rhode Island high-school student who sued to remove a prayer banner from her school auditorium. Also: the Fourth Amendment and privacy are explored with Jennifer Granick (Stanford Law School), private investigator Efrat Cohen and Twitter general counsel Alex Macgillivray.
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- Premiered: May 7, 2013
- Rating: TV-PG
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- Premise: The relevance of the U.S. Constitution in the 21st century is examined. Ordinary people and constitutional experts alike weigh in on its merits and perceived faults while discussing such issues as the role of government, affirmative action, same-sex marria… (more)