Grab a seat at the table as we talk turkey! The latest edition of the Constitution Hall Pass examines what this holiday is all about and tells the real story of the first Thanksgiving.
President Obama’s executive orders about immigration have sparked a lively debate among constitutional scholars. Here is what 10 noted scholars have been saying about executive powers and their use to redefine immigration policies.
Louis Fisher from the Constitution Project and Chris Edelson from American University analyze President Obama’s speech and executive orders about immigration, in a detailed conversation with the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen.
President Barack Obama’s new executive orders about immigration have reignited a long-simmering debate about the constitutional extent of the President’s powers to act independently of Congress.
In this commentary, Chris Edelson from American University argues that the Supreme Court has a chance in its upcoming Zivotofsky v. Kerry decision to correct a precedent it set in 1936 about presidential powers.
A group of Harvard University students is turning to the courts to force an end to the school’s investments in gas, oil and coal companies. The lawsuit, announced on Thursday, is the latest battle in the ongoing campaign for divestment on many college campuses.
On Thursday night, President Barack Obama will explain his legal reasoning behind an executive order on immigration. So what options do Republican leaders have to block an action that could allow up to 5 million currently unauthorized immigrants to stay in the United States?
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at cases working their way through the lower courts about affirmative action and what they could indicate about societal views of the “race question.”
Abraham Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address at a public cemetery dedication 151 years ago today. But was the mention of God really taken out of the famous speech by the president himself?
Seven score and 11 years ago, Abraham Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address, widely considered one of the greatest speeches in American history. But even today, there are still a few points about the speech that are misunderstood.