Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, explains the basic question in the Ted Cruz natural-born citizenship debate in a constitutional minute.
In the midst of the current debate over Ted Cruz’s eligibility for the presidency, Constitution Daily looks back at five other birthplace controversies involving candidates.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at references made in President Obama’s State of the Union speech, and their relation to a long-held debate about gerrymandering.
Catherine Fisk of the University of California, Irvine and David Forte of Cleveland State University break down the constitutional issues in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association and predict how the Court will rule.
Will Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton keep their polling leads, or wind up like Howard Dean in 2004, or Hillary Clinton in 2008? Here’s a look at the recent January trends in the past four contested nomination races.
Robert C. Weaver had a strong public record as a Civil Rights leader and a government official, but there was still controversy when he became the first black nominated to a Cabinet-level position on this day in 1966.
In an 8-1 decision, the United States Supreme Court has ruled against Florida’s capital punishment scheme, which says that judges have the power to determine facts in death penalty cases.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the Supreme Court’s recent silence on gun issues and some trends in the lower court system.
In recent days, another debate over American citizenship has surfaced in the presidential election that centers on the eligibility of a foreign-born candidate for office.
Today marks the birthday of Alexander Hamilton. In a tribute to an essential, and controversial figure, Constitution Daily looks back at the papers that made Hamilton our “founding blogger.”