Stanford Law’s Derek A. Webb looks at how the Founding Fathers got past partisan roadblocks, using social events and friendships, to give us a Constitution.
Lost in the impasse over the fiscal cliff is the standoff between the states of Washington and Colorado and the Obama administration over marijuana laws, which may get a push from Colorado’s early decision to legalize pot.
There’s a lot of attention on the number 12, various combinations, on this unique day of December 12, 2012. Here’s a look at the biggest American history events, related to today’s birthday number.
Jim DeMint, until recently a vocal leader of the Tea Party, will now play no role in the 2014 Congressional elections—which may be another sign the movement is changing tactics.
How would George Washington handle the partisan divide in Washington? Logan Beirne, the Olin Searle Scholar at Yale Law School, says our first president would lead by example.
Read Constitution Daily contributor Marc Brasof’s guest commentary on a popular Philadelphia web site about the need for students to take an active role in education-reform efforts.
Today marks the 76th anniversary of King Edward VIII’s abdication in England in the 1930s, which highlights the constitutional differences in two nations between replacing a King and a President.
Lyle Denniston looks at the rather complicated considerations in front of the Supreme Court about same-sex marriage, and if the court can really decide the case in June 2013.
In the current intense debate over the fiscal cliff, even President Barack Obama and the Republicans agree that invoking the 14th Amendment as a debt-ceiling weapon is out of bounds. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be used as a nuclear tactic.
Lyle Denniston, who has covered the Supreme Court for 54 years, explains what’s at stake after the court’s historic decision on Friday to hear two cases about same-sex marriage.