Vice President Joe Biden is all but assured to be Barack Obama’s running mate this fall—right? That hasn’t always been the case in the past, when presidential running mates were dumped before a re-election campaign.
When Twitter bounced Guy Adams, a reporter for The Independent, from its service, it didn’t violate the First Amendment.
The Mitt Romney campaign will announce his vice presidential pick on a smartphone app – if you can find it on your phone. The Obama camp also rolled out a rival app at the same time.
The era of flappers and suffragists is coming to the National Constitution Center in October, as we look at the era between the 18th and 21st amendments.
It was 100 years ago this month that Jim Thorpe put America on the world’s sports map and made the Olympics a global phenomenon. But the fight over Thorpe’s body still lingers in a federal court.
The Constitutional Convention of 1787 featured a number of heated debates—literally. By June, framing a newer, stronger government was not the only hot topic: so was the weather. Amazingly, the delegates managed to endure an unbearably hot and humid Philadelphia summer to hammer out the Constitution, but not without some difficulty and complaints. William Samuel […]
As GOP presumed nominee Mitt Romney tours overseas, talk continues about former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s potential effect on the presidential race.
As we head into a fall election season with a lot of public debate about heated issues, we look at five possible ones that could get the ultimate elective test: a vote on becoming a Constitutional amendment.
Lyle Denniston canvasses the history of the apparently unending debate—with constitutional overtones—about television broadcasting of Supreme Court proceedings. The statements at issue: “The First Amendment has nothing to do with whether we have to televise our proceedings.” – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, in a comment during an interview on the cable TV network C-SPAN, […]
Today the National Constitution Center, in partnership with the Disability Pride Committee, Liberty Resources, and Vision for Equality, is commemorating ADA’s anniversary with a daylong celebration recognizing all that the disability community has accomplished in the past two decades, as well as the continued fight for civil and human rights. Not sure where to start? […]