Conflict & Justice

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

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?

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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 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.