Roger Pilon from the CATO Institute says Harry Reid’s decision to greatly limit the Senate filibuster is a hypocrisy, since it was the Democrats who first adopted the practice of blocking executive-branch nominations.
Constitutional scholar and Yale Law professor Akhil Amar, historian and Princeton University professor Sean Wilentz and Jeffrey Rosen of the National Constitution Center discuss Gettysburg Address, and are joined by a special guest.
Stacy Seicshnaydre from Tulane Law looks at an important case the Supreme Court will not hear next month about fair housing and why the theory behind it is a key tool in fighting discrimination.
In the latest Senate squabble over the fate of the filibuster, Majority Leader Harry Reid said earlier this week that the filibuster itself isn’t in the Constitution and the nation can operate without it. But what is the history behind Reid’s statement?
Distinguished legal scholar Garrett Epps and SCOTUSblog’s Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser for constitutional literacy, delve into the indelible language of America’s founding document.
The Supreme Court’s order yesterday allowing Texas to continue to enforce a law that has led to the closing of many abortion clinics in Texas was a cautious step, in the view of some of the Justices. But it may well have a broader meaning.
For the past 50 years, the Warren Commission’s role in the John F. Kennedy assassination case has been the subject of intense debate. On the assassination’s eve, author Phillip Shenon reveals new details about the investigation.
On the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, constitutional scholar and Yale Law professor Akhil Amar, historian and Princeton University professor Sean Wilentz and Jeffrey Rosen of the National Constitution Center discuss the constitutional legacy of Lincoln and the address itself. A special guest also takes questions at the program’s conclusion.
Attorney and author Scott D. Reich offers his take on the Gettysburg Address, in exactly 272 words, on the speech’s 150th anniversary.
Al Brophy from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill looks at the historical importance of the main speech given at Gettysburg on November 23, 1863: the oration of the day’s featured speaker, Edward Everett.