Nancy Pelosi’s recent comments about using the 14th Amendment to avoid the debt ceiling aren’t new, and in fact, they invoke an extensive argument from 2011 about the Constitution and Congress.
In this commentary, Ian J. Drake from Montclair State says a move to change the Electoral College raises serious constitutional questions and would require a constitutional amendment.
Could the online blogging site Tumblr play a key role in a widely followed Supreme Court case about campaign spending limits? That’s what one prominent professor is hoping.
Jeffrey Rosen, the CEO of the National Constitution Center, says a previously secret FISA court opinion upholding the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance of telephone metadata deserves more attention.
Shai Akabas and Brian Collins from the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Economic Policy Project look at the high-stake risks involved in the debt-limit battle.
In 1789 on this day of September 26th, John Jay was sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States – two days after George Washington nominated him. Here are some interesting facts about Jay, including his role in the Federalist Papers.
Today’s Constitution-maker is a member of the California state legislature who led the effort to win passage of a bill to extend jury service to non-citizens who have a permanent legal right to live in the United States.
Bruce Ackerman from Yale Law says that National Security Agency reforms currently on the table are steps in the right direction, but they won’t get us to the right destination.
It’s a big day in American history as September 25 marks the moment that Congress approved a Bill of Rights with 12 amendments to the Constitution. So how did we wind up with only 10?
Mariah Zeisberg from the University of Michigan says anyone who believed that the scope of the president’s constitutional war powers was politically settled was surely surprised by the back-and-forth between the president and Congress over Syria.