Justice David Souter retired from the Supreme Court in 2009 — Justice Sonia Sotomayor took his seat — but that doesn’t mean that he has stopped being a judge. At oral argument in the First Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday, Souter — “riding circuit,” as it used to be called — sat as a member […]
Former Rendell Chief of Staff Steve Crawford shares what it it’s like to pass off the executive branch to the next administration.
The vote in Congress this week was to extend through the end of the year three provisions, set to expire at the end of this month. Should we renew them?
With two courts supporting health care reform and two courts overturning, it reminded us at the Center of one our favorite pastimes…
Unhealthy power: Individual mandate should unnerve liberals, too A provocative new bill in South Dakota would require all adults 21 or older to buy a gun for self-defense. Most any kind of firearm will do. But get one within six months, please, or you’ll be in violation of state law. A Republican dreamed up this […]
State motto? State Tree? State bird? State…gun? A Texan explores the boundaries of state pride, and Utah’s impending bill to designate a state gun.
This is a clear and brutal siege on what had been a peaceful protest. Sirens in the background, helicopters overhead. More gunfire, and watching streams of men trying to break up the human chain protecting Tahrir Square from one direction. People linking arms, in rows 3-4 thick, have secured all but one of the entrances […]
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter writes his first guest post for Constitution Daily, challenging us all to serve our city, no matter where we live.
Thirty years and four presidents later, Americans still see themselves in Reagan. In a Gallup poll in 2009 they ranked Reagan as the best president, just ahead of Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy.
“What they’re asking cannot be done,” one senior Egyptian official said, citing clauses in the Egyptian Constitution that bar the vice president from assuming power. Under the Constitution, the speaker of Parliament would succeed the president. “That’s my technical answer,” the official added. “My political answer is they should mind their own business.” The New […]