Feb 19

Six reasons why the Greenhouse Gas cases are worth watching



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In the commentary, Tom Donnelly from the Constitutional Accountability Center looks two environmental cases in front of the Supreme Court this term that could have big implications for the Clean Air Act.



Feb 18

Podcast: The Court ponders intellectual disability and capital punishment



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National Constitution Center president Jeffrey Rosen joins Kent Scheidegger from the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation and Lee Kovarsky from the University of Maryland School of Law to discuss a significant case involving the Eighth Amendment and capital punishment, which the Supreme Court will hear in March.



Feb 18

Constitution Check: Do school uniform policies violate the First Amendment?



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Lyle Denniston looks at the constitutional issues involved in a case where a public school is mandating the appearance of a logo on clothing worn by students.



Feb 18

18th Amendment: Prohibition of Intoxicating Liquors



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The “noble experiment” of Prohibition was instituted by this amendment in 1919, only to be repealed 14 years later by the 21st amendment.



Feb 17

Did a new poll shortchange some historic First Ladies?



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A new poll from Siena College and C-SPAN ranks First Ladies in history. But how fair is the survey of historians when it comes to women put at the bottom of the list?



Feb 17

Presidents Day isn’t really a national holiday (but is a boon to car sales)



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Millions of Americans will be honoring the legacy of America’s presidents on Monday—even though a national Presidents Day holiday is pure fiction. Officially, the holiday has another name.



Feb 17

Vote Now: Who is the best president as ranked by historians?



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In honor of Presidents Day, we take a look at the small group of presidents consistently ranked among the best, and ask your opinion in this online vote.



Feb 17

17th Amendment: Direct Election of Senators



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This amendment provides for senators to be elected the way members of the House are—by direct election of the people.



Feb 16

16th Amendment: Income Tax



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In 1895 the Supreme Court had declared a federal income tax law unconstitutional. This amendment reversed that decision and authorized a tax on income.



Feb 15

Can you pass a basic 10-question quiz on the presidents?



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In honor of Presidents Day, Constitution Daily is ready to test your knowledge of some famous and some really obscure facts about the leader of the free world.