When a constitution has been effectively suspended under Emergency Law for forty years, like Egypt’s has been, what power does it retain?
As Egypt struggled through a truly stunning transition of power this past week, discussion increasingly focused on the nation’s Constitution. Yet when a constitution has been effectively suspended under Emergency Law for forty years, like Egypt’s has been, what power does it retain? The answer, we learned, is very, very little. The Constitution did not […]
Staff member Mark Kehres takes you on a tour of the Center’s Signers’ Hall Exhibition, letting you in on some of the delegates’ spiciest secrets.
Just two days after President Obama’s Jan. 25 State of the Union Address, former President Bill Clinton spoke about out-innovating competitor nations.
Justice David Souter retired from the Supreme Court in 2009 — Justice Sonia Sotomayor took his seat — but that doesn’t mean that he has stopped being a judge. At oral argument in the First Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday, Souter — “riding circuit,” as it used to be called — sat as a member […]
Former Rendell Chief of Staff Steve Crawford shares what it it’s like to pass off the executive branch to the next administration.
The vote in Congress this week was to extend through the end of the year three provisions, set to expire at the end of this month. Should we renew them?
With two courts supporting health care reform and two courts overturning, it reminded us at the Center of one our favorite pastimes…
Unhealthy power: Individual mandate should unnerve liberals, too A provocative new bill in South Dakota would require all adults 21 or older to buy a gun for self-defense. Most any kind of firearm will do. But get one within six months, please, or you’ll be in violation of state law. A Republican dreamed up this […]
State motto? State Tree? State bird? State…gun? A Texan explores the boundaries of state pride, and Utah’s impending bill to designate a state gun.