Lyle Denniston looks at recent statements from retired Justice John Paul Stevens about limiting gun rights, and a political reality that runs counter to that idea.
The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen hosts a wide-ranging discussion with CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin about whether or not we should blame the Founding Fathers for the current problems in government. Toobin first talked about this subject in a New Yorker article.
An old-fashioned standoff between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and federal officials seems to be over now, but the event has started even more talk about the use of “First Amendment zones” at public protests.
Curator and art historian Sarah Lewis talks about creative endeavors using inspiration from the likes of Frederick Douglass and Samuel Morse, in this conversation with National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen.
Representative Jim Moran’s efforts to get more money for his fellow congressional members is over, but not before Moran got an earful from some taxpayers.
Gene Healy from the Cato Institute and Simon Lazarus from the Constitutional Accountability Center debate recent allegations that President Barack Obama has overstepped his constitutional powers as President, in a podcast hosted by the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen.
On Thursday, a House committee is expected to take contempt action against former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner, based on how she asserted her Fifth Amendment rights. But would Lerner face jail time in the case?
Lyle Denniston looks at the contentious issue of whether individuals charged with war crimes based on terrorist acts should be tried in a civilian court or by a military commission.
The third president, Thomas Jefferson, is one of the most famous of the Founding Fathers. But how much do you really know about the man from Monticello?
On April 9, 1939, singer Marian Anderson sang before 75,000 fans in Washington, D.C. in a concert that predated rallies that would shape the civil rights movement decades later.