As part of the National Constitution Center’s 27 Amendments (In 27 Days) project , each day we will look at a constitutional amendment. Today, we look at the First Amendment, which protects religious freedom and the freedom of expression.
Floyd Abrams has litigated the most controversial and compelling First Amendment cases to appear before the court in recent years. In this hour-long interview, he speaks about his memoir, Friend of the Court: On the Front Lines with the First Amendment.
Two of the world’s top experts on Net Neutrality, Tim Wu and Stuart M. Benjamin, join the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen to discuss a recent court ruling that could change the way you surf the Internet – and use it as a platform for Free Speech under the First Amendment.
Lyle Denniston looks at a claim that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act is actually a law that advocates the establishment of religion and is unconstitutional.
Linda Greenhouse, Donald Ritchie and Richard Valelly offer an impartial, insightful primer on the basics of the American political system and how the Founding Fathers intended for it to work.
Peter Swire of the White House NSA Review Board, Anita Allen of the University of Pennsylvania Charlie Savage of the New York Times join National Constitution Center CEO Jeffrey Rosen to discuss government surveillance, past and future.
Lyle Denniston says an order that the Supreme Court issued late last week in a case involving a Roman Catholic order of nuns suggests that the claim has already found some sympathy among the Justices.
On Monday, the Supreme Court held in a unanimous verdict that U.S. Steel workers can’t be paid for time spent donning safety gear at work. But with any opinion written by Justice Antonin Scalia, the wordsmiths are picking through the 18-page decision for a few choice quotes.
A federal government panel charged with oversight of the NSA’s surveillance policies says its massive phone-data collection program is probably illegal, in another blow to the Obama administration.
Scott W. Gaylord from Elon University argues in this commentary there are three reasons that closely-held corporations can use to raise free exercise claims when it comes to the Affordable Care Act and contraception.