Since Vietnam, presidents have continued to send the military into action without prior congressional approval. But is it constitutional?
A guest post by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, Directors/Producers of “Prohibition”, a documentary film series airing on PBS this fall.
Clinton or W? FDR or JFK? Vote in the second round of Presidential Madness.
Seven decades after prohibition, Senators Kerry and Crapo are challenging not only the history of taxation on alcoholic beverages, but its logic as well.
In this round: Bush vs. Obama, Ike vs. JFK and more.
Toda’y Presidential Madness matchups include James Monroe vs John Q. Adams and Bush vs Clinton.
By Andrew Hedlund, 2011 Collegiate Fellow Thankfully, the Arizona state Senate rejected five major immigration bills this week. This was a victory for Constitution-lovers everywhere because several provisions of these bills stood in direct conflict with the 14th Amendment to the federal constitution and with precedent-setting Supreme Court decisions. Senate Bills 1308 and 1309 would […]
March 18 marks the forty-eighth anniversary of the Gideon v. Wainwright decision, a Supreme Court case that has ensured a core constitutional right in courtrooms across the country as well as inspired one of the Center’s most popular exhibits.
by Erin Moriarty, 2010 Jennings Fellow By the time that a case arrives for oral argument before the United States Supreme Court the passions that propelled the case to the High Court in the first place can feel remote, or even forgotten. I was reminded of that as I listened to some of this year’s […]
I wasn’t at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on Saturday morning March 5th more than five minutes when I heard my name called. As I saw a tall man with a smiling, familiar face striding towards me, my first reaction was “What’s Matt Lait doing here?” Matt Lait is half of a well-known and […]