In the O’Donnel / Coons debate did she mean that the words “separation of church and state” don’t appear in the First Amendment (true), or that the concept is absent (false)?
Just like the Constitution itself, people all around the globe are discussing the National Constitution Center. Follow us as we take a look at the Center’s appearance in news outlets around the globe last week.
Ninety years ago, exercising their rights for the first time under the Nineteenth Amendment, newly enfranchised females, too, planned to send a signal to politicians. But things haven’t turned out quite the way they hoped.
There must be something very enticing about holding political office, because it seems that there is nothing candidates will not say to get themselves elected.
Anna Clark, a 2010 Fellow of the Peter Jennings Project, is about to go to Kenya on a Fulbright grant where she will teach creative writing to Kenyans and report regularly for the Detroit News. An article in the local Michigan Herald-Palladium detailed her achievement. PJP has asked Anna to post reflections on constitutional issues […]
Every day the Constitution Newswire selects the most Constitutionally relevant stories on the web. On Wednesdays, Steve Frank will recap the best of the best with links to the actual Constitution.
Is it really good for democracy when every policy difference that divides us becomes a constitutional donnybrook decided by the Supreme Court? Will that help us find better solutions, or only deepen our divisions?
Democrat Joe Sestak of Delaware County and Republican Pat Toomey of the Lehigh Valley will meet face-to-face for their first televised debate at the National Constitution Center.
So, if this is not a legal dispute, what is it? It is a dispute between two groups of private citizens who must work it out for themselves.
Which amendment will be lucky number 28? Here’s a Top 10 list of amendments frequently proposed but never adopted: