With all of the recent attention given to the Electoral College, not a lot has been written by the Supreme Court on the unique electoral institution – mostly because the Court has had few opinions about it in the past 226 years.
Only nine Cabinet nominees have ever been rejected by the Senate. Will Trump’s nominees fare as well?
Any uncertainty about Donald Trump’s status as President-elect was erased on Monday, as the Electoral College selected the Republican candidate as the next President of the United States.
The effort by a New Mexico lawyer to force a Senate vote on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Merrick B. Garland may have reached its final point on Monday morning, as Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., refused the request.
Lyle Denniston, Constitution Daily’s Supreme Court correspondent, says that unanswered constitutional questions about the president’s acceptance of financial gifts or things of value from foreign governments might reside in the White House itself.
Today, the 538 members of the Electoral College meet across the country to pick the next President of the United States. Here’s what you need to know about this American tradition.
In the annals of American history, only one presidential and vice presidential election was directly influenced by faithless electors. Today, it remains mostly forgotten in political lore.
The publication of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense caused a sensation in early 1776 as it explained the need for freedom. But it was a second series of pamphlets published on December 19 of that year that inspire a huge American military victory.
In a commentary for The Wall Street Journal, National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen discusses how President-Elect Donald Trump will inherit an executive branch whose power has ballooned far beyond its constitutional bounds, as part of a process that started more than 100 years ago.
On Monday, 538 people meet in 51 locations to choose the next President of the United States as the Electoral College convenes. The National Constitution Center has compiled its recent coverage of the College and the election process as a guide to following this important event.