“Citizens United has been unjustly maligned as radically departing from settled free speech tradition. In fact, the clashing opinions in the case simply illustrate that free speech tradition has different strands. The libertarian strand from which the majority draws support emphasizes that freedom of speech is a negative command that protects a system of speech, […]
Watching HBO’s Boardwalk Empire (a show focused on prohibition-era Atlantic City) not long ago, I couldn’t help but be struck by the performance of Stephen Graham as Al Capone. This, I realized, might be the first Hollywood production ever to get Capone right.
Congress is poised to pass a bill protecting whistle-blowers in the aftermath of this week’s release of U.S. diplomatic secrets on the WikiLeaks website.
On March 26 the National Constitution Center will present an innovative public forum examining what many see as the sorry state of the nation’s political discourse.
Most Americans support the repeal of DADT. So why hasn’t it been repealed? The answer, in part, is the Constitution.
With this post Constitution Daily introduces a new feature: The Opinion Lab. These topical posts are aimed at teachers, students and life-long learners who are interested in testing the variety of opinions surrounding an issue in the news against their own judgments. We’ll provide some brief background on the topic and six opinions that capture […]
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?