This Memorial Day weekend starts with the day 225 years ago that the Constitutional convention started in Philadelphia. The event called for a five-minute walk over to Independence Hall, from our offices at the National Constitution Center, to see a key artifact.
Looking back to 225 years ago, it’s hard to imagine what it would be like to arrive in Philadelphia by May 25th, to set the course of a new nation. For starters, the delegates had to find lodging for months – without the help of Expedia or hotels.com.
The presumptive GOP nominee, Mitt Romney, got an earful from possible voters in Philadelphia on Thursday, as he attended an education forum.
A Washington Post reporter says a potential Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage as a fundamental right could help nullify rulings in more than 30 states. Lyle Denniston explains the issue isn’t as simple as it seems.
Why do we care about the Commerce Clause in the Constitution? A simple explanation from Bloomberg’s Greg Stohr that appears in Newsweek explains how the clause could settle next month’s Supreme Court decision on health care.
As the June deadline nears for the Supreme Court’s decision on health care, two recent reports show how the decision could have a direct effect on President Barack Obama’s election.
Acting swiftly, the Supreme Court has scuttled the latest constitutional challenge to the “partisan gerrymander” – drawing new legislative election boundaries to try to shape the fortunes of the two major parties at the polls.
On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of Armed Forces Day as a day to thank the members of the United States military and their families for their service to our nation. The decision to celebrate our Armed Forces on one day instead of four separate occasions, as was tradition, […]
Newark, N.J., mayor Cory Booker is in some political hot water after calling the prospect of negative campaign ads “nauseating,” including a controversial spot from the Obama campaign.
Is Facebook bigger than the Constitution? In some ways, the social network already is, but it may not be big enough to host a constitutional convention.