With rising concern nationally about Ebola haemorrhagic fever, the possibility of government-imposed quarantines looms as efforts are underway to contain a possible outbreak. But what are your rights under such conditions?
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the issues involved with Texas being allowed to put into effect an election law that a federal judge has ruled to be unconstitutional.
The Tea Party protests of 1773 were undoubtedly a turning point in American history, but does Philadelphia have a rightful claim on being the starting point of the colonial movement?
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman’s claim that Barack Obama should be considered one of the best recent presidents has generated a lot of debate. But how do historians and political scientists rank leaders over a long time span?
In this commentary, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Edward Larson of Pepperdine University examines George Washington’s important role in the early years of the American experiment.
Are state professional licensing boards illegal? Today, the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a North Carolina case that pits dentists against the federal government.
As part of our Constitution Café series, author Chris Phillips is asking for your thoughts about giving congressional representation to people who pay federal taxes in in the U.S. territories and possessions, and in Washington D.C.
Listen to National Constitution Center president Jeffrey Rosen’s incredible one-hour interview with author Geoffrey Ward, the author of the book on “The Roosevelts” that was featured on PBS. Ward, along with longtime collaborator Ken Burns, wrote New York Times’ bestseller “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.” The book is a companion volume to the seven-part PBS […]
With some, but not all, Americans commemorating Columbus Day on Monday, there has been growing talk of expanding the day’s purpose or changing to a different celebration as a federal holiday. So how difficult would that be?
This Monday, some folks will have a day off to commemorate Columbus Day and some won’t. So what is the legal basis for the holiday and is it truly a national holiday?