President Barack Obama’s decision to ask for congressional approval about actions against Syria will add another obstacle to Washington gridlock in September.
In this commentary, Jeffrey Shulman from Georgetown Law looks at an appeals court decision that “shut the door” on sexual-orientation change therapy for minors in California—and the need for a clearer legal discussion.
Labor Day is an occasion for end-of-summer barbecues, one last splash in the pool, and the beginning of football season. But it’s also an occasion to recall some of the champions of American labor. Here are five names to remember.
How different would America have been without a hurricane that hit St. Croix in late August 1772? Without it, Alexander Hamilton may never have never shaped this country’s history.
In this commentary, Robert F. Turner from the University of Virginia School of Law says President Obama clearly has the constitutional power to launch missile strikes at Syria without congressional approval. But in historical terms, consensus and policy issues are important considerations.
Brianne Gorod from the Constitutional Accountability Center says the Founders would have abhorred the searches of smartphones with a warrant.
If you had a chance to support a new Constitutional amendment, which one would you choose? We’ve posed that question all summer and now it’s time for America to vote.
Tim Kane from the Hudson Institute says it’s time for serious consideration of a 28th amendment to the Constitution requiring a balanced budget in Washington.
The Justice Department issued its long-awaiting guidelines on marijuana prosecutions on Thursday, and it looks like Colorado and Washington state will be allowed to keep its legalized pot laws.
Reports continue to indicate that President Obama will ask the United States military to launch a limited strike on Syria. But is such an action legal or constitutional within the War Powers Resolution approved by Congress in 1973?