PJP FACULTY IN THE NEWS

Two members of the 2011 Peter Jennings Project faculty made news this past week. Carter Phillips, who will argue the PJP moot court on March 5, was noted in The New York Times for his argument before the Supreme Court in two cases, General Dynamics v United States and Boeing Company v United States, which […]

New Congress to Require All Bills to Cite Constitution

By Dr. Steve Frank I heard from Publius 2.0 recently. He’s feeling bullish about 2011, expecting sales of The Federalist Papers to soar on Capitol Hill. That’s because the incoming Republican House leadership – Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier, and Transition Team Chairman Greg Walden – have issued […]

The Last Time Filibusters Threatened A Constitutional Meltdown

By Lyle Denniston The Republicans’ frustration with Democratic filibusters of Bush nominees to appeals courts reached a new level in May 2005. The Republican Senate leaders announced that, if the filibusters continued, they would attempt a drastic procedure – one that soon would be called the “nuclear option” for its capacity to destroy the capacity […]