The National Constitution Center announced today that 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai will receive the 2014 Liberty Medal for her continued demonstration of courage and resilience in the face of adversity and for serving as a powerful voice for those who have been denied their basic human rights and liberties.
Professor Hal Scott of Harvard Law School argues that the Supreme Court made a mistake by choosing not to overturn old precedent that enables class-action lawsuits against securities fraud.
The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen is joined by two attorneys involved in the California teacher tenure case to discuss its constitutional implications.
National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen explains the Supreme Court’s cellphone search decision went further than even the most ardent friends of privacy had expected.
In yet another unanimous decision in a controversial case, the Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts law requiring 35-foot buffer zones around the entrances to abortion clinics, saying that the law goes too far in restricting the free-speech rights of anti-abortion activists.
Is independent political speech the linchpin of our democracy or its Achilles’ heel? Watch video of this Intelligence Squared debate, from Thursday night at the National Constitution Center.
A unanimous Supreme Court said on Thursday that President Barack Obama couldn’t make recess appointments during a brief Senate break in 2012, but he also still had broad appointment powers under the Constitution.
Lyle Denniston looks at how Wednesday’s decisions in the Aereo and cellphone search cases show how the Supreme Court is balancing the Constitution in the Digital Age.
Political philosopher Danielle Allen will join Chris Phillips, Senior Education Fellow at the National Constitution Center, to take a fresh look at the Declaration of Independence—a document that changed the course of the modern world in 1,337 words—with an eye to its promise of equality.
On Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner told reporters he was suing President Barack Obama over the President’s alleged abuse of executive power. But how much of Boehner’s action is symbolic, or a real threat?