It’s a sad day for some historically minded Philadelphians: It’s the anniversary of the congressional act that moved the nation’s capital from their city to Washington, D.C.
Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center, leads an interactive discussion about the myriad issues, history, and opinions related to the First and Fourth Amendments.
Federal Judges Jed S. Rakoff and Michael M. Baylson debate the public misconceptions and systemic failings of America’s criminal justice system as described by Judge Rakoff’s widely read article in the New York Review of Books.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, says Congress could have a significant oversight role in an Iran deal if it is actually put into effect aside from the veto process.
On a July morning in New Mexico in July 1945, the modern world changed with the first successful test detonation of a nuclear weapon. The debate continues today about the use of the technology.
With a deal in place between Iran, the United States and five other nations over Iran’s nuclear program, the debate here will shift to how Congress and President Barack Obama handle the agreement on legislative grounds.
There could be a five-Justice majority to strike down the practice.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at how the figurative presence of one of America’s most revered novelists – Harper Lee – will contribute to the current dialogue about race.
Today marks the 102nd birthday of the late former President, Gerald R. Ford, who went from being a college football star to the White House under the most unusual circumstances.
A trial to determine the constitutionality of North Carolina’s voting requirements law will be closely watched as an important test of what remains of the Voting Rights Act.