“Nothing in the Constitution or any other law requires the U.S. government to defend a law in court or to appeal an adverse ruling. Executive officials at all levels of government have discretion as to how, if at all, to proceed in court. All government officials take an oath to uphold the Constitution, and it […]
This election, the Constitution that brings us together is also pushing us apart.
“The Tea Partiers would be well advised to devote their efforts to achieving significant limits on the federal government — such as limiting federal spending, cutting taxes, and reversing Obamacare — that don’t demand an amendment to the Constitution. They will have a limited political window to apply their political capital; constitutional amendments will only […]
“The issue is not one of Thomas’s First Amendment rights. She has them just like every other American. The question is one of civility and respect for the very powerful office her husband holds…” From PJP Board member Sherrilyn Ifill’s piece in ARENA, reacting to the news that Virginia Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court […]
Every day the Constitution Newswire selects the most Constitutionally relevant stories on the web. On Wednesdays, Steve Frank will recap the best of the best with links to the actual Constitution.
In response to an audience member asking if he ever thought he would be on the Supreme Court, he said he did not ever see it happening, and added that his father certainly never thought so.
In the O’Donnel / Coons debate did she mean that the words “separation of church and state” don’t appear in the First Amendment (true), or that the concept is absent (false)?
Just like the Constitution itself, people all around the globe are discussing the National Constitution Center. Follow us as we take a look at the Center’s appearance in news outlets around the globe last week.
Ninety years ago, exercising their rights for the first time under the Nineteenth Amendment, newly enfranchised females, too, planned to send a signal to politicians. But things haven’t turned out quite the way they hoped.
There must be something very enticing about holding political office, because it seems that there is nothing candidates will not say to get themselves elected.