Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, looks at how the upcoming Obamacare case in the Supreme Court is a classic one of interpreting statutes.
On Veterans Day, Constitution Daily looks at 10 Presidents who had first-hand experience serving in the military before they were elected to office and became commanders in chief.
This Tuesday, millions of Americans will take time out to honor our military on the traditional time of 11:11 a.m. on November 11. But there was a time when Congress tried to move the holiday, only to face several years of strong public resistance.
In this commentary, journalist Todd Brewster looks at how the concept of military service has changed over the past few generations and how the great bulk of our youth miss out on something important by not contemplating it.
In this commentary, National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen says Chief Justice John Roberts has to balance his tendency to sidestep no-win propositions in Supreme Court decisions with two potential landmark cases on the horizon.
The next month will see a flurry of activity in Washington as Democrats and Republicans battle over nominees and laws in the Senate and the House. So what is a lame duck session, and how has its purpose changed since the Founders’ time?
With the Republicans controlling the next Congress, there’s already talk of President Barack Obama flexing his executive veto powers. So how have other Presidents used what Woodrow Wilson called “the most formidable prerogative”?
In a surprise move, the United States Supreme Court will take on a second challenge to a key part of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, this spring.
A federal appeals court ruling on Thursday most likely means the Supreme Court will take up the same-sex marriage issue again in another landmark decision. Here’s how the courts have forced the issue and a look at the probable next steps.
In honor of Veterans Day, the National Constitution Center will honor the dedication and sacrifices of the brave men and women who have answered the Constitution’s call to “provide for the common defense.”