Tonight, Donald J. Trump will take part in a rare political moment: a speech accepting his party’s nomination as the Republican presidential candidate. Trump’s speech will be analyzed closely for its content – and compared with speeches made by the GOP nominees who preceded him.
On July 21, 1925, the famous Scopes Monkey trial over teaching evolution in public schools concluded. Mostly remembered today was the clash between two legendary public figures. But the legal fight didn’t end that day in Tennessee.
This week, scholars Josh Blackman and Michael Gerhardt will discuss on Twitter the constitutional aspects of issues arising at the Republican National Convention. Today, they look at the Republican Party’s concerns about excessive government regulations.
The Republican Party’s official 2016 platform is out, and there are some familiar calls for new constitutional amendments among the rhetoric.
The legendary confrontation between William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow in the Scopes Monkey Trial took place on a hot Monday afternoon in July 1925. But real clash of the cultural titans didn’t exactly match what was later popularized in movies and theater.
This week, scholars Josh Blackman and Michael Gerhardt will discuss on Twitter the constitutional aspects of issues arising at the Republican National Convention. Today, they look at the connection between immigration policies and national security.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at a lawsuit challenging the President’s ability to take military action against ISIS.
The Obama administration on Monday asked the Supreme Court to reopen the government’s case defending its broad new immigration policy, but to act on the request only after a ninth Justice has joined the Court.
Recently, National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen appeared on the Voice of America to discuss his new book about Louis Brandeis.
Convention platforms reflect the philosophy of political party members, and through the years, they’ve made a statement about broad societal trends.