Philadelphia has a rich history of hosting colorful political conventions, and in the first of a five-part series, we look at the controversial conventions of the slavery and anti-immigrant era before the Civil War.
Harry Truman went from being a county judge to deciding to use atomic warfare at World War II’s end. Here’s a quick look at 10 facts about Truman’s sudden ascendancy to the White House—and the deal with his middle name.
The 27th Amendment is the most recent amendment to the Constitution, and its existence today can be traced to a college student who proposed the idea in a term paper and was given a C by his professor for the idea.
In this commentary, Rick Hasen from the University of California, Irvine, looks at how a new Court lineup could deal with campaign finance cases.
Today we celebrate the 24th anniversary of the 27th Amendment’s ratification. Here’s what you need to know.
Lana Ulrich, associate in-house counsel at the National Constitution Center, looks at the detailed arguments in the debate over transgendered persons, laws that determine how they can access public bathrooms, and issues about privacy rights.
The Congressional Research Service has offered its insight to Congress about how Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland might influence rulings differently than the late Antonin Scalia, if Garland is confirmed.
The posters of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) inspired Americans in the 1930s and ’40s—and 81 years later, their charm appeals to a new generation of Americans, particularly on Pinterest.
Joshua Block from the ACLU and Matthew Sharp from the Alliance Defending Freedom join our Jeffrey Rosen to take a closer look at the debate over laws regulating bathroom use for transgender Americans.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the public trust doctrine, an age-old concept about environmental protection, and some recent legal challenges related to it.