Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, explains how an Arizona case accepted by the Supreme Court on Thursday could be of deep significance to the future of redistricting across the nation.
Jeffrey Shulman from Georgetown Law looks at the unintended consequences of two statutes that could, in the words of Justice Antonin Scalia, “permit every citizen to become a law unto himself.”
As part of Constitution Daily’s Forgotten Presidents week, we look at Franklin Pierce – who was regarded as an ethical hard worker, but struggled as a national leader when he openly advocated for pro-slavery states as a Northerner.
In this excerpt from a paper on the legality of the NSA’s bulk collection of phone records, UC Berkeley law professor John Yoo looks at Article II and the President’s power to conduct domestic surveillance.
The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen is joined by author Geoffrey Ward for a vibrant discussion of the lives of Theodore, Eleanor, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt—and their lasting impact on our nation.
The U.S. Supreme Court didn’t act on seven petitions under consideration about same-sex marriage issues on Thursday morning, but it did accept several other significant cases for its next term.
The Supreme Court may soon act on seven petitions about same-sex marriage bans in five states. So what are the constitutional arguments being made in the cases?
As part of Constitution Daily’s Forgotten Presidents week, we look at Zachary Taylor – who unexpectedly opposed the expansion of slavery but died after eating a bowl of cherries.
In this commentary, ACLU staff attorney Alex Abdo explains the importance of legal challenges to the U.S. government’s bulk collection of phone records.
As part of Constitution Daily’s Forgotten Presidents week, we look at John Tyler – who boldly set the precedent for presidential succession, and was promptly kicked out of his own political party.