On June 25, 1788, the former colony of Virginia voted to ratify the Constitution. But technically, today might not really mark the commonwealth’s 126th anniversary as a state, despite numerous claims on the Internet.
The award-winning NPR show Intelligence Squared U.S. returns to the National Constitution Center for a no-holds-barred debate, this time focusing on campaign finance, Super PACs and the First Amendment.
Lyle Denniston looks at a big constitutional barrier to the courts acting as an arbiter of inter-branch disputes between Congress and the White House.
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to accept New Jersey’s appeal about legalized sports betting. But one politician seemingly has a plan to get around the decision.
Leading constitutional lawyer and scholar Laurence Tribe will join the National Constitution Center to discuss what he calls a “deeper understanding of the substance of the [Supreme] Court’s work and how it is transforming our nation.”
Two of the nation’s most prominent lawyers, David Boies and Theodore Olson, spoke about their highest-profile cases in the Supreme Court at a special recent event at the National Constitution Center.
The Supreme Court said on Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency can’t issue greenhouse gas permits for certain industries, but it left intact other tools the EPA can use to regulate pollutants.
It will be the busiest week of the Supreme Court’s current term this week, with as many as three decision days expected, and eight major decisions unannounced.
A high school in the Philadelphia suburbs is embroiled in its own battle over using the term “Redskins” for its sports team, the First Amendment, and the ability of student journalists to control their own newspaper.
National Constitution Center senior fellow Christopher Phillips explains why a vibrant constitutional republic hinges on an informed and involved citizenry.