Constitutional Law

6:00pm

Sun August 24, 2014
Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

Intelligence Squared U.S. - There is a constitutional right to unlimited political spending

Airs Sunday, August 24 at 6 p.m. For democracy to work, some say, citizens (and corporations, and unions, and media outlets, and other voluntary organizations) must be allowed to spend as much money as they wish to express their views on the issues, candidates, and elections of the day. But others take the view that if everyone can spend as much money as they like to express their political views, then some voices will be amplified while others will be all but drowned out.

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6:00pm

Sun March 2, 2014
Intelligence Squared

Intelligence Squared: Spy On Me, I'd Rather Be Safe.

Airs Sunday, February 23 at 6 p.m. The NSA collects data on billions of phone calls and internet communications per day. Are these surveillance programs legal? Do they keep us safe? What tradeoffs are we willing to make between security and privacy? As Benjamin Franklin might have asked, "Are we giving up essential liberty to purchase temporary safety, and thus deserving of neither?"

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