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?
In the United States, websites have very little federal law governing their privacy policies.
Former U.S. Senator Harris Wofford and social entrepreneur Allen Khazei chat about the biggest successes of the service movement in the last half century.
Today at the White House, President Obama is scheduled to award Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta his Medal of Honor, the first time the nation’s highest military award has been bestowed on a living soldier since Vietnam.
Clinton’s visit to Vietnam in 2000 was one of the first news events where the Internet helped shape public opinion.
Here is a constitutional scorecard, with six arguments to look for as lawsuits brought by state lawmakers make their way to the U.S. Supreme Court.