Michael Klarman, Harvard Law Professor and author of The Framers’ Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution, and Patrick Spero, Librarian at the American Philosophical Society and editor of The American Revolution Reborn, discuss their new books, putting a human face on America’s Framers and reassessing the clashes that helped define the Founding era.
In the past week, there have been reports of public American flag burning in isolated protests about Tuesday’s presidential election results. The controversy over the act goes back to another political protest about presidential elections.
On November 14, 1959, TV Guide published a brief essay about politics and television by Senator John F. Kennedy that contained some prophetic words about the influence of money and public relations on presidential campaigns that still seem true today.
It was on this day in 1789 that Founding Father Benjamin Franklin wrote what was probably his last great quote, a saying about the Constitution and life that became true about five months later.
Today we celebrate the birthday of Justice Louis Brandeis, who make a lasting impact on American constitutional law both before and while he was a justice on the Supreme Court from 1916 to 1939.
Another presidential election is in the books and a new President will be inaugurated in January. But to some voters, the constitutional process under the Electoral College remains in question.
Arguing that the Senate’s Republican leaders have “stolen” a Supreme Court nomination, to deliver it to the new Trump administration, Oregon Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley is signaling a late campaign by his colleagues to get a vote on President Obama’s choice of Judge Merrick B. Garland for the court’s vacant seat.
This Friday, millions of Americans will take time out to honor our military on the traditional time of 11:11 a.m. on November 11. But there was a time when Congress tried to move the holiday, only to face several years of strong public resistance.
On Veterans Day, Constitution Daily looks at 10 Presidents who had first-hand experience serving in the military before they were elected to office and became commanders in chief.
Michael Dorf of Cornell University and Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute discuss how the Constitution will restrain or empower the new President.