On Wednesday, President Barack Obama told ABC News he supports same-sex marriages, but where does Congress currently stand on a constitutional amendment to ban such marriages nationally?
The importance of Ohio and Florida in the past two presidential elections has folks looking ahead to the big swing states in November—and it could be a bigger crop than in past years.
Even though “we all have our dead,” and even though we all die, we do so differently from generation to generation and from place to place.
Could Congress, by the act of passing a new federal law, nationalize the power to issue charters for business corporations? Here is a concise explanation of the issue.
Here’s a brief look at the top constitutional news stories and commentaries from this week. The top three: personhood, tea party protesters, and partisanship.
Quick! Recite the preamble to the Constitution. Now, outline the main points of U.S. naturalization laws. Ready for your next question?
Justice Byron R. White served on the Supreme Court for 31 years, but now, a decade after his death, he remains something of an enigma. A blunt, often irascible man, he turned out to be considerably more conservative than expected when appointed by President John F. Kennedy, and left a legacy that is in many […]
How’s this for a creative writing prompt: “If I were the devil, I would ____.” Lately, this concept seems to hold particular allure.
It may be that, when the Supreme Court rules on state power to monitor and restrict the activities of people who have entered the U.S. illegally and remain without permission, the Justices will give states additional authority.
UPDATE: Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson discussed compromise and Congressional gridlock with Andrea Mitchell at the National Constitution Center on May 2. Listen to the full podcast: Is compromise a dirty word? Speaker John Boehner spoke for many politicians running for office when he declared “I reject the word.” In the past, political leaders in […]