What did the Founding Fathers really intend when they crafted the Second Amendment? Two leading experts with opposing views, Alan Gura and Michael Waldman, debate the topic in a spirited discussion at the National Constitution Center.
Lyle Denniston looks at the latest expansion of civil rights, as the National Park Service seeks to identity places and events that have figured prominently in the history of the gay rights movement in America.
As we await the announcement of several major decisions by the Supreme Court, we invite you to submit your questions about the Court, the Constitution and everything in between to Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center.
Robert F. Kennedy was one of the seminal figures of the 1960s and led a very public life before he was fatally shot on June 5, 1968, at a Los Angeles hotel.
A government official recently took her oath of office on an Amazon Kindle, leading us to examine the rather unique history of public swearing-in ceremonies as part of one’s constitutional duty.
Lyle Denniston looks at an on-going dispute between President Barack Obama and some members of Congress over releasing Guantanamo Bay detainees, with or without the lawmakers’ permission.
It was on this day 98 years about that the National Guard officially got its name after Congress passed an important, if not overlooked, act to strengthen our military.
The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen is joined by Ted Boutrous and Randall Eliason to discuss reporter James Risen’s failed Supreme Court appeal, and why Risen faces jail for protecting a source.
On Monday morning, the Supreme Court said that a woman convicted of trying to poison her best friend should have been tried under a state law, and not an international treaty about chemical weapons.
The Supreme Court on Monday morning declined the appeal of New York Times reporter James Risen, who is being forced to reveal a source about a CIA story, or face possible jail time.