There is a broad consensus on the impact of today’s brand of incivility: When people can’t talk to each other, they can’t solve important problems. But there are many competing views on the cause and the solution.
It’s April 14, 1861. News of the surrender of Fort Sumter has reached Washington, D.C. A first term president elected with less than 40 percent of the popular vote, you have been in office for a little over a month. Your first crucial decision as president was to re-supply Union troops at a fort offshore […]
Supreme Court to taxpayers: We’re closed For business
We avoided a shutdown, but we kept asking our guests about the state of civility in our government.
On Tuesday night, 75 people filled a conference room in the National Constitution Center to think about how an engaged citizenry can do work that helps realize the Founding Fathers’ vision of “a more perfect Union.”
At the Center, two prominent Supreme Court litigators — Carter Phillips and Kanan Shanmugam — argued this very issue before a panel of distinguished federal judges.
We can’t have the future we want until we stop thinking of the history of women as women’s history.
Let your voice be heard.
At this year’s PJP event in March, the moot court considered expanding the “public safety exception” to reading Miranda rights in terrorism cases. I authored the hypothetical for that moot and you can watch the oral argument here. Since then, the Wall Street Journal obtained an FBI memorandum delineating circumstances in which its agents can […]
The Obama’s administration decision to try five accused 9/11 conspirators before a military commission, and not in a civilian court as once planned, might be confirmation that President Bush had it right all along