Do you really know what the Boston Tea Party was about? The answer might surprise you.
This Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hold a hearing on a case that will be watched closely by state legislatures and prison officials across the country. It involves a decision by a three-judge federal panel in California to force that state to release thousands of inmates in state prisons in an effort to relieve overcrowding […]
James Madison, the primary architect of the Bill of Rights (and the Constitution) recognized this privacy tradeoff more than 200 years ago.
Do the new TSA procedures strike the right balance between travel safety and individual privacy?
Did you know that Thanksgiving was originally created as a day of thanksgiving for adoption of the U.S. Constitution?
The recent failure in California to legalize marijuana for recreational use (Proposition 19) got us talking at the National Constitution Center. Just before voters headed to the polls, Attorney General Eric Holder made it clear that if the law passed, the national authorities would still enforce the federal laws. Exactly how could a state consider […]
This past Monday National Constitution Center visiting scholar Richard V. Allen cautioned about cutting too deeply into defense spending.
Two Cases Before the Third Circuit Raise the Question: Just How Far Can Public Schools go in Policing “off-campus” Speech? As we react to the (merciful) end to one of the nastiest campaign seasons in memory, no one is suggesting that we should resort to censorship of political candidates. People are rightfully debating whether allowing […]
“What Justice Scalia wants to know is what James Madison thought about video games”, Justice Alito said during recent oral argument in Schwarzenegger vs. Entertainment Merchants Association.
The California Supreme Court ruled this week that illegal immigrants are entitled to the tuition breaks offered to in-state high school students. Will the U.S. Supreme Court have the final word?