Today’s excerpt from James Madison in Federalist 14 is intended for tomorrow, when we will need to find ways to bridge our divides.
“I wish I didn’t get nervous seeing black men behind me on the street. I wish there was no correlation between race and crime. I wish 100 percent of the terrorists who attacked us on 9/11 had not been members of one religion. I wish we didn’t hear diatribes on a daily basis threatening our […]
When George Washington ran for the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1751, he reportedly purchased a quart of rum, wine, beer, and hard cider for every voter in the district
Just like the Constitution itself, people all around the globe are discussing the National Constitution Center. Follow us as we take a look at the Center’s appearance in news outlets around the globe last week.
The 11th circuit says no.2006 PJP Fellow Bill Rankin, writing in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution examines an interesting case that was recently heard by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. The suit was brought by John Hithon, a worker at the Tyson’s chicken processing plant in Gadsden, Alabama, who claimed that his supervisor had […]
“Recently, I was standing in line at a movie house behind a woman who objected to the theater’s policy of searching purses and backpacks. She indignantly told a theater employee that her purse could not be inspected, citing the Fourth Amendment’s protection against illegal searches. She did not know that, in general, the Fourth Amendment […]
“Nothing in the Constitution or any other law requires the U.S. government to defend a law in court or to appeal an adverse ruling. Executive officials at all levels of government have discretion as to how, if at all, to proceed in court. All government officials take an oath to uphold the Constitution, and it […]
This election, the Constitution that brings us together is also pushing us apart.
“The Tea Partiers would be well advised to devote their efforts to achieving significant limits on the federal government — such as limiting federal spending, cutting taxes, and reversing Obamacare — that don’t demand an amendment to the Constitution. They will have a limited political window to apply their political capital; constitutional amendments will only […]
“The issue is not one of Thomas’s First Amendment rights. She has them just like every other American. The question is one of civility and respect for the very powerful office her husband holds…” From PJP Board member Sherrilyn Ifill’s piece in ARENA, reacting to the news that Virginia Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court […]