The fight to make Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a holiday took 32 years, a lot of campaigning, and guest appearances including Stevie Wonder, Ted Kennedy, and the National Football League.
Elizabeth B. Wydra from the Constitutional Accountability Center and Michael D. Ramsey from the University of San Diego join the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen for a detailed audio discussion about the limits of presidential power in the Noel Canning case.
A unanimous Supreme Court said on Tuesday that DaimlerChrysler can’t be sued in district court in California for acts that happened during Argentina’s “dirty war” in the 1970s.
Lyle Denniston says it is by no means clear that a state can wipe out already performed same-sex marriages that occurred within a window of opportunity when a state ban was not in effect.
The state of Connecticut is proudly called the Constitution State and it celebrates a big anniversary today. But is the “constitution” celebrated by Connecticut really a constitution?
Michael B. Rappaport from the University of San Diego explains why he believes the President should have very narrow powers to appoint officials during a congressional recess. Note: Rappaport filed a Supreme Court brief in the Noel Canning case.
President Barack Obama will announce recommended changes to the National Security Agency’s surveillance policies this Friday, as a debate continues about a controversial phone-number collecting policy.
Elizabeth B. Wydra from the Constitutional Accountability Center argues, in this commentary, that the Noel Canning presidential appointments case has broad implications for presidential power and the functioning of our government.
Ilya Shapiro and Trevor Burrus from the CATO Institute argue in a commentary that the separation of powers demands that the president not be allowed to meddle in the Senate’s internal processes.
David J. Arkush from the University of Richmond School of Law believes a critical party doesn’t have a voice in today’s Supreme Court arguments about presidential appointments: the political leadership that controls the Senate.