Robert C. Weaver had a strong public record as a Civil Rights leader and a government official, but there was still controversy when he became the first black nominated to a Cabinet-level position on this day in 1966.
After an enthusiastic start to our “Ask Jeff” series, Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, is back in 2015 to field your questions about our courts and the Constitution.
How far can a President go against the wishes of Congress by using an executive order? Back on this day in 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt tested his constitutional powers by protecting the Grand Canyon using a legal loophole.
In this commentary, David A. Drachsler, a former Labor Department attorney and past vice chairman of the Virginia Council on Human Rights, clarifies some statements made at a recent National Constitution Center event.
Today marks the 260th birthday of Alexander Hamilton. In a tribute to an essential, and controversial figure, Constitution Daily looks back at the papers that made Hamilton our “founding blogger.”
Richard Nixon was one of the best-known American politicians of the 20th century’s second half, and one of the most controversial. So how much do you know about the 37th President on the occasion of his 102nd birthday?
As the Supreme Court meets in a private conference Friday morning to decide if it will clarify its June 2013 ruling on same-sex marriages, Constitution Daily looks at the five cases in front of the Justices.
On January 9, 1776, the publication of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense became the first viral mass communications event in America, an event so big that it still rivals today’s blockbuster movies and books.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the continuing impasse over closing the war-on-terrorism detention facility at Guantanamo Bay and how powerful Congress can be when it uses its generally worded authority.
Michael Gerhardt from the University of North Carolina School of Law and Clark Neily from the Institute for Justice join our Jeffrey Rosen to discuss a timeless topic among constitutional law scholars: When is it appropriate for the courts to strike down laws passed by a legislature?