On June 18, 1812, President James Madison signed a resolution, approved in Congress, declaring war against Great Britain. Over the next two and half years, both sides engaged in bitter contests, and the war ended with much unchanged between the two nations.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at recent cases involving Puerto Rico and American Samoa that tested the ability of Congress to decide which constitutional provisions or guarantees apply in the territories.
It’s hard to imagine America without the Statue of Liberty, but the icon of freedom didn’t make its first full appearance in New York until June 17, 1885.
Jane Kirtley of the University of Minnesota and Amy Gajda of Tulane University examine the tension between press freedom and privacy.
Jim Obergefell, lead plaintiff in Obergefell v. Hodges, and the Washington Post’s Debbie Cenziper provide a behind-the-scenes look inside the landmark Supreme Court case that extended the right to marry to same-sex couples.
Growing attention to the problem of sexual assault on college campuses has raised interesting constitutional concerns.
In this commentary, Laura Little of Temple University’s Beasley Law School explains how the presidential election will shape the nation’s high court.
Former vice president Aaron Burr usually isn’t credited as a Founding Father, but there is one instance where Burr directly helped to change the Constitution by forcing the passage of the 12th amendment.
As part of a continuing series this summer, Constitution Daily looks at Vice Presidential selections that had an impact on the Constitution. First up – the Vice President who forced Congress and the states to approve and ratify the 12th Amendment: Aaron Burr.
Harvard legal scholar and former White House advisor Cass Sunstein explores George Lucas’ masterpiece as it relates to rebellions, constitutional law, presidential elections, and more.