Judging by the rapid succession of “Constitution” Google Alert emails I’ve been getting the past few days, it’s been a really good week for my favorite founding document—or, depending on how you look at it, a really bad week.
In a tavern in Dover 225 years ago, local delegates debated and then voted to ratify our nation’s Constitution.
This interview features three of the nine dedicated actors starring in the world premiere Fighting for Democracy performance: Aime Kelly, Jihad Milhem, and Griffin Stanton-Ameisen.
Executive Order 9066, issued by President Roosevelt, authorized the forced removal of hundreds of thousands of Japanese-Americans, many of them full American citizens like George and his brothers and sisters, and sent them to the internment camps.
This interview features costume designer Alison Roberts, a highly regarded Philadelphia theater professional; Fighting for Democracy marks her first collaboration with the Center.
Before Facebook, Twitter and Google, it was pretty easy to keep jurors in line…But now with a quick search on a smartphone—or a peek at a defendant’s Facebook page—jurors are routinely breaching the right to a fair trial, and courts, lawyers, and legislatures are trying to figure out what to do about it.
In 1921, when Benjamin Cardozo was a justice on New York’s highest state court (about a decade before he would become a Supreme Court Justice), he cautioned in a famous lecture series that logic could become too strong a driving force as judges decided cases.
Sure, Roe v. Wade and its effects are important to a lot of people. But if you want an example of how the Constitution, and the way it’s been interpreted by the judicial branch, affects your daily life, look no further than Internet privacy.
Recently, we introduced the first 7 students, last week, we introduced the next 7 students, and in this post, we introduce the final 7 student-written bios of participants from Riga Secondary School of Cultures.
This interview features the playwriting team behind the world premiere Fighting for Democracy theatrical performance: Suli Holum, playwright, Makoto Hirano, associate writer, and Allison Heishman, dramaturg.