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Constituional Myths. No Backlash from gay marriage

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Is the Constitution a living document that created and guides our nation, or is a permanent document that, in Jusitice Scalia's words, is there "to prevent change and protect certain rights so future generations cannot take them away"?  Or is it both and we just have not figured out how to strike the right balance?  Ray Raphael joins us in Segment 1 to discuss his new book, Constitutional Myths:  What wse get wrong and how to get it right.

Will a decision legitimizing gay marriage nationwide by striking down DOMA or Proposition 8 in a way that prevents states from banning it create a backlash like Roe v Wade did for the anti-choice movement?  Not likely says Harvard Law Professor and legal historian Michael Klarman.  He tells us why in Segment 2.

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