A new look at Citizens United

As tens of millions of dollars of money (much of it probably from corporations) flows often secretly into this year’s presidential and congressional campaigns–and as efforts to stop that flow seem frustrated–the U.S. Supreme Court has just signaled that it may take another look at its part in that situation.

Pitchers, catchers…and signers report: a Founding Fathers baseball dream team

If the framers of the Constitution were a baseball team, who would they be and what position would they play?

This week and the Constitution: CPAC, civility, and Springsteen

The Constitution is a big buzzword for Election 2012, and more than ever, citizens, pundits, and politicians are turning to the Constitution for answers–and sometimes ammunition, as they try to prove the Constitution is on their side.

Constitution Check: Does the Constitution protect private moral convictions?

From the very founding of the Nation, the Constitution has been understood to protect private religious beliefs from government intrusion. The same is not true for private moral values or convictions.