The popular rum-maker Captain Morgan is proposing to eliminate any age requirements for citizens to serve as President of the United States. The ad stunt does raise a question with an interesting constitutional background.
Lana Ulrich, associate in-house counsel at the National Constitution Center, looks at claims that presidential candidates can cause a constitutional crisis if elected – and what a true constitutional crisis actually means.
David French of the National Review and Michael Gerhardt of the University of North Carolina explore the history of the GOP through a constitutional lens.
Meeting a Supreme Court deadline to act, a federal appeals court on Wednesday undercut most of Texas’ five-year-old law requiring photo IDs to vote, calling it the “strictest in the nation.”
Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland has passed the legendary Louis Brandeis in one area – the longest wait between a nomination and a confirmation approval to the Court.
Tonight, Donald J. Trump will take part in a rare political moment: a speech accepting his party’s nomination as the Republican presidential candidate. Trump’s speech will be analyzed closely for its content – and compared with speeches made by the GOP nominees who preceded him.
On July 21, 1925, the famous Scopes Monkey trial over teaching evolution in public schools concluded. Mostly remembered today was the clash between two legendary public figures. But the legal fight didn’t end that day in Tennessee.
This week, scholars Josh Blackman and Michael Gerhardt will discuss on Twitter the constitutional aspects of issues arising at the Republican National Convention. Today, they look at the Republican Party’s concerns about excessive government regulations.
The Republican Party’s official 2016 platform is out, and there are some familiar calls for new constitutional amendments among the rhetoric.
The legendary confrontation between William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow in the Scopes Monkey Trial took place on a hot Monday afternoon in July 1925. But real clash of the cultural titans didn’t exactly match what was later popularized in movies and theater.