It was 225 years ago today that the Constitutional Convention started in Philadelphia, but few people showed up.
UPDATE: In an exclusive to Constitution Daily, bestselling author Robert Draper looks at one of the great early members of the House, Fisher Ames, who wrote a key section of the First Amendment on religion. Listen to Draper’s recent talk at the Constitution Center: (Author’s note: While doing research for my book on the House […]
The recent flurry of news over the same-sex marriage issue has obscured signs of growing voter sentiments that the economy remains the driving issue behind the current presidential campaign.
Here’s a brief look at the top constitutional news stories and commentaries from this week: Obama’s support of gay marriage, a Romney supporter’s call for treason, and a ruling about free speech and Facebook “liking.”
Did President Obama endorse a Constitutional right to same-sex marriage? Constitutional expert Lyle Denniston looks at four ways the president could endorse the legal right of same-sex couples to enter civil marriage that could apply to all states – if he chose to do so.
Constitution Daily sits down with James Henke, the chief curator at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and finds out how the Hall landed its Bruce Springsteen exhibit – and what makes Bruce tick.
It was two years ago today that President Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan as a Supreme Court justice. Among the Republicans who voted for Kagan’s appointment was Senator Richard Lugar.
The Obama Administration says lethal drone strikes on terrorism suspects are in full accordance with the law. But should it engage in more public discussion on the constitutional justification for such a policy?
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama told ABC News he supports same-sex marriages, but where does Congress currently stand on a constitutional amendment to ban such marriages nationally?
The importance of Ohio and Florida in the past two presidential elections has folks looking ahead to the big swing states in November—and it could be a bigger crop than in past years.