March 4th is an important day in the America saga as Congress met for the first time in 1789 to start governing under the Constitution. So why don’t more people honor that day as a significant point in history?
Clarke Forsythe from Americans United For Life and Mary Ziegler from the Florida State University College of Law join us to discuss the major abortion case heard by the Supreme Court this week.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the Texas abortion case arguments, and the possibility of the case heading back to the lower-court system.
On March 3, 1820, Congress approved the Missouri compromise, a law that maintained a balance in the Senate between free and slave states. The pact only lasted 24 years, and its elimination was one of the contributing factors that led to the Civil War.
In this commentary, Elizabeth Wydra and Brianne Gorod of the Constitutional Accountability Center argue that Justice Scalia was right to look to the Constitution’s text and history to understand its meaning.
In the aftermath of last night’s Super Tuesday elections and caucuses, here’s a look at how the four most-recent primary seasons panned out after the Super Tuesday votes were counted.
On March 2, 1824, the Supreme Court ruled in Gibbons v. Ogden, holding that Congress may regulate interstate commerce.
On this day in 1781, the Articles of Confederation, our first constitution, became the official law of the land. It didn’t last a decade, for some obvious reasons.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at comments from retired Air Force General Michael Hayden about possible conflict between the military and a civilian President over controversial orders -a debate triggered by recent comments from GOP candidate Donald Trump.
Voters in about a dozen states head to the polls tomorrow to help select the next presidential nominees in a ritual called Super Tuesday. So how did we get this primary season free-for-all and why does it matter?