We don’t talk a lot about the 12th Amendment at the National Constitution Center, but this week marks a milestone that is an important part of the Constitution: It allows Congress to settle disputed presidential elections.
Today we celebrate the anniversary of the 12th Amendment (ratified June 15, 1804). Here’s what you need to know.
Can the police really grab your cellphone, search it and use it without a warrant if you’re arrested? Two attorneys who argued this question before the Supreme Court will join the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen for a public event on Monday.
Lyle Denniston looks at recent comments from Newt Gingrich about the need for a political fight in America and how they compare with James Madison’s vision of a useful debate.
Leading experts Eric Posner and Ilya Somin debate if President Barack Obama had a constitutional right to approve U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s recent release from captivity, without notifying Congress.
A ruling out of Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday struck down several state laws governing teacher tenure and dismissal procedures as unconstitutional. Across the political spectrum, experts agree: the fight is just beginning.
Does President Obama have the power to ignore a congressional mandate if he feels it is unconstitutional? The recent flap over U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is the latest debate about executive power and its limits.
In a revealing conversation with the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen, three judges made an emphatic case for the value and necessity of independent courts.
House majority leader Eric Cantor’s stunning defeat primary defeat on Tuesday night is historic for several reasons that go beyond sheer election politics.
In a California federal court this week, “the sports trial of the century” begins. The outcome will likely carry huge ramifications for college athletes and the future of the sports business.