On this day in 1788, The Federalist No. 62 was published, detailing the character and role of the Senate. Here’s an overview of what the essay said—and why it matters today.
Chuck Hagel cleared a cloture vote by a wide margin on Tuesday, but the real winners in the battle over the defense secretary nominee could be the supporters of filibuster reform.
Lyle Denniston looks at the concept that judges or Congress should have some say in the process of using drone aircraft to target suspected terrorists.
As lawmakers and President Obama haggle over a sequester deal in Washington this week, people are nervous about more than $1 trillion in budget cuts and how they will affect jobs and the economy.
Stanford Law’s Derek A. Webb examines how the ability of rival sides to seek compromise at the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention in 1787 was a turning point in our history.
A California family and a legal group are suing a public school district for allowing yoga instructors to teach students, saying the practice causes a constitutional conflict.
The federal holiday called Washington’s Birthday may have passed, but today is George Washington’s real birthday. Here are 10 interesting facts about the first president, including his amazing wealth and the truth about those teeth.
As Hollywood ramps up for the Academy Awards, Constitution Daily wants to know your pick for the all-time best political movie.
Lyle Denniston looks at efforts by states to ban the federal government from enforcing national gun laws, and why those efforts face a serious constitutional roadblock.
Congressional staffers face layoffs and furloughs in two weeks, but Congress members made sure their own paychecks were safe when passing the “sequester law” in 2011.