In this commentary from June 2012, Dr. Edward J. Lordan from West Chester University looks at how three presidents used language to convey the need to fight overseas.
Two landmark cases now moving through the courts—including an appeal to the Supreme Court—may carry huge implications for the future of partisan gerrymandering in states across the country.
This is the third of three articles dealing with America’s forgotten first constitution: the Articles of Confederation. In this article, Donald Applestein looks at some of the challenges that arose under the Articles that eventually led to the calling of the Constitution Convention.
What did the Founding Fathers really intend when they crafted the Second Amendment? Two leading experts with opposing views, Alan Gura and Michael Waldman, debate the topic in a spirited discussion at the National Constitution Center.
Lyle Denniston looks at the latest expansion of civil rights, as the National Park Service seeks to identity places and events that have figured prominently in the history of the gay rights movement in America.
As we await the announcement of several major decisions by the Supreme Court, we invite you to submit your questions about the Court, the Constitution and everything in between to Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center.
A government official recently took her oath of office on an Amazon Kindle, leading us to examine the rather unique history of public swearing-in ceremonies as part of one’s constitutional duty.
Lyle Denniston looks at an on-going dispute between President Barack Obama and some members of Congress over releasing Guantanamo Bay detainees, with or without the lawmakers’ permission.
The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen is joined by Ted Boutrous and Randall Eliason to discuss reporter James Risen’s failed Supreme Court appeal, and why Risen faces jail for protecting a source.
On Monday morning, the Supreme Court said that a woman convicted of trying to poison her best friend should have been tried under a state law, and not an international treaty about chemical weapons.