In this commentary, Marci Hamilton of the Cardozo School of Law says the First Amendment protects Americans from theocracy and enables a peaceful coexistence of many faiths.
President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry have expressed a commitment to raising the number of refugees that the U.S. receives, but the final total will be up to Congress.
A lot of topics crop up when people argue about politics and Supreme Court decisions, but the historic 1857 Dred Scott decision about slavery usually isn’t one of them.
Matt Bowman of the Alliance Defending Freedom and Ian Millhiser of the Center for American Progress examine constitutional challenges to the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate with guest host Michael Gerhardt of the University of North Carolina School of Law.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the Kim Davis case and how a judge in Kentucky used one of the legal system’s “awesome” powers – the ability to hold someone in contempt of court.
The National Constitution Center and the Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship and Constitutionalism welcome Harvard Law Professor and former White House official Cass R. Sunstein.
On September 9, 1776, the Second Continental Congress adopted a new name for what had been called “the United Colonies.” The moniker United States of America has remained since then as a symbol of freedom and independence.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at remarks made by a Tennessee judge that his court lacked the power to decide a divorce case because of the Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision.
The first Monday in September is celebrated nationally as Labor Day. So how did we get the holiday and why is no one quite sure who created it?
On September 5, 1774, the first Congress in the United States met in Philadelphia to consider its reaction to the British government’s restraints on trade and representative government after the Boston Tea Party raid.