PJP fellow Daniel Fisher discusses three pending cases that could end class-action litigation. Three cases that may determine the future of class-action litigation are before the Supreme Court. If business advocates get their way on all three, plaintiff lawyers could have a much harder time convincing courts to certify lawsuits on behalf of large groups […]
Every 10 years, Congress gets reconfigured by a Census. Did your state win or lose?
NCC visiting scholar Geoffrey Stone testified before Congress about the controversial website.
Here, in roughly chronological order, are the 10 most significant stories of the year, as selected by the staff of the National Constitution Center.
Guest blogger and author Marion Nestle tells us why the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 matters and what it means for our children.
“A very undesirable legislative condition.” That is how the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, gathering in 1932, referred to the period after a bi-annual election and before the swearing in of the new Congress. The committee was describing reasons why the nation should adopt what turned out to be the twentieth amendment to the Constitution. […]
Should Congress raise taxes to pay down our deficits?
Ever since Robert Bork’s nomination to the Supreme Court was defeated in 1987, there has been considerable worry over how a judicial nominee’s written “track record” can work against them. The more someone writes, the more chances there are that what they write will offend a critical constituency (as it did with Bork) and lead […]
Miriam and Eric were engaged and both worked for North American Stainless. So when Eric was fired for the actions of his fiancée, is that illegal?
Can we can have “civic dialogue” that advances the “public good,” while at the same time recognizing that dissent has played an important role in America’s “social progress?”