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.
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 the Obama administration’s immigration policies.
On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans With Disabilities Act, a landmark law made possible by one pioneering activist.
On July 26, 1925, about five days after the famous Scopes Monkey trial, the famed orator and political William Jennings Bryan died after a lunchtime meal. Bryan had technically won the trial that defined the end of his public career, which had started 35 years earlier.
On July 26, 1775, the Continental Congress created the Post Office, naming Benjamin Franklin as the first Postmaster General. Here’s a look at 10 fascinating facts about a unique American institution.
During DNC Week, CBS This Morning is broadcasting live from the National Constitution Center, and Jan Crawford profiles the Center’s mission in an interview with our president and CEO, Jeffrey Rosen.
This week, the Democrats meet in Philadelphia for their national convention. And in its history as a convention host, the City of Brotherly Love has witnessed its share of controversy.
Polling has played a controversial role in the presidential election process, and no polls are more closely watched than those taken right after a political party convention.