Political journalist Sidney Blumenthal, Sean Wilentz of Princeton University, and William Forbath of the University of Texas explore the history of Democrats through a constitutional lens.
Hillary Clinton’s nomination as a major-party presidential candidate is indeed historic. But that doesn’t mean women haven’t played important roles in politics and political campaigns since the Founding era.
This week, scholars Josh Blackman and Michael Gerhardt will discuss on Twitter the constitutional aspects of issues arising at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Today, they look at the Second Amendment debate over the right to bear arms.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at a potential Supreme Court test case about religious beliefs, same-sex marriage, and a Colorado bakeshop.
On July 28, 1974, the House Judiciary Committee passed the first of three impeachment articles against President Richard Nixon. Although a final House vote never took place along with a Senate trial, plans were being made for these events.
Award-winning presidential historian Edward Larson, renowned constitutional scholar Akhil Reed Amar, and Douglas Bradburn, founding director of the Washington Library at Mount Vernon, explore Washington’s conception of the presidency.
This week, scholars Josh Blackman and Michael Gerhardt will discuss on Twitter the constitutional aspects of issues arising at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Today, they look at the debate over gender equality.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks the Democrats’ election pledge to overturn the Citizens United campaign finance decision – a vow that faces considerable odds.
On July 27, 1789, Congress created the State Department, which became an important part of the Executive Branch established under the new Constitution.
The official Democratic Party platform is out, and compared with their Republican opponents, the Democrats are calling for fewer constitutional amendments in the near future.