In Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission, the Supreme Court overturned part of that law as inconsistent with the freedom of speech clause of the First Amendment, but never directly addressed the issue over whether restrictions on the spending of foreign nationals in the American political process can be regulated.
An international program will explore citizenship in Latvia and the U.S., through the eyes of high school students.
The Court actually has never said that falsity is never protected as a form of free speech.
Yesterday’s anniversary of the end of World War II had added importance for us at the National Constitution Center.
On August 14, 1935, Social Security was born. And as with any newborn, it changed lives.
In a continuing series of posts, Lyle Denniston provides responses based on the Constitution and its history to public statements about the meaning of the Constitution and what duties it imposes or rights its protects. Today’s topic: corporate personhood. The constitutional claim: “Corporations are people, my friend….Of course they are…Everything corporations earn ultimately goes to […]
What would the founding fathers say about a state that has seven electoral votes being the stepping stone in the nomination process?
On this day in 1972, Richard M. Nixon became the first U.S. president to resign, and the term for the scandal that prompted his resignation—”Watergate”—continues to be referenced today.
American history never tasted so good.
A congressional committee held a hearing July 27 on the slow pace of government moves to write new rules to govern the credit rating agencies like Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch Ratings. This was shortly before S&P downgraded the U.S. credit rating from AAA to AA+, sending financial tremors around the globe. The constitutional […]