Ronald Reagan’s 70th day in office – March 30, 1981 — began like most others, but this morning with the President would be different.
Here, in the 2011 Peter Jennings Project moot court, two eminent Supreme Court attorneys argue whether Miranda doctrine should be changed to allow terror suspects to be interrogated without first being informed of their rights Last week, the Obama Administration announced a dramatic switch on the procedures law enforcement personnel should follow when interrogating “operational […]
OFFICIALS CLOSE A CALIFORNIA HOME THAT BIRTHED “AMERICAN CITIZENS” TO ASIAN WOMEN VISITING THE US; AN ISOLATED INSTANCE OR A NEW TREND? Today’s New York Times features a story about a makeshift maternity home in San Gabriel, CA, twenty miles from Los Angeles. For fees ranging into thousands of dollars, the home offered well-to-do women […]
Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard its first campaign-finance challenge since Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
What is the likelihood of Congress ending baseball’s exemption and making it subject to the anti-trust laws like the NFL, NBA etc.?
March 26th marks the birthday of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and visitors to the National Constitution Center are sending her their best wishes!
Participants from across the country – including filmmaker Ken Burns – will gather at the Center to address the question: How can we establish civic dialogue that contributes to social progress?
How can we foster civic dialogue that simultaneously produces the agreement necessary to advance the common good and respects the voices of protest that often contribute to social progress?
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.