President Gerald Ford’s pardon of Richard Nixon 40 years ago today generated a national controversy, but in recent years, many of the pardon’s biggest critics have changed their tunes on the unprecedented move.
In this commentary, Richard A. Epstein from the New York University School of Law says the way out from our current malaise requires a return to the fundamental principles of our constitutional framers on two key topics: federalism and individual rights.
In today’s edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Chris Mondics sits down with Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, to reflect on Rosen’s one-year anniversary at the helm and the importance of “civilized, respectful conversation” about the Constitution.
On Tuesday, the influential legal scholar Richard Epstein of NYU Law School will join Theodore Ruger of Penn Law School and Jeffrey Rosen of the National Constitution Center to offer his distinctive interpretation of the Constitution—the classical liberal theory.
Freedom of speech, right to bear arms, protection against unreasonable search and seizure—the Bill of Rights occupies a special place at the National Constitution Center.
Do current laws give public figures and private people adequate protection from online hackers who post content on websites? The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen speaks with Eric Posner and Marc Rotenberg about a very personal topic.
On September 5, 1774, the first Congress in the United States met in Philadelphia to consider its reaction to the British government’s restraints on trade and representative government after the Boston Tea Party raid.
This week, a federal appeals court in New York heard oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging the legality of the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone records. A ruling against the government could accelerate the program’s review by the Supreme Court.
Mark your calendars: the legal challenge to health care subsidies provided by the Affordable Care Act will return to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit for en banc review.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, looks at how the federal courts could be drawn into a controversy over the president’s power to detain terror suspects once U.S. combat soldiers leave Afghanistan.