Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the controversy over Texas Governor Rick Perry and the role of the grand jury in the process.
August 19th marks the 68th birthday of President Bill Clinton, whose eight-year term dominated the decade of the 1990s.
On the 94th anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s ratification, we look back at a young politician whose unexpected vote in the Tennessee state legislature gave all women the right to vote.
Today, we celebrate the anniversary of the 19th Amendment (ratified August 18, 1920). Here’s what you need to know.
What do Richard Epstein, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Annette Gordon-Reed have in common? They’re all upcoming guests at the National Constitution Center—and that’s only in September.
In our second “Ask Jeff Rosen” podcast, the National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen answers reader questions about the 14th Amendment, if Congress is above the law, and if a national day of prayer would be legal.
As the Panama Canal celebrates its 100th birthday on Friday, the bold act of one U.S. President still resonates as a stroke of policy genius or a grand expansion of executive power.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser,looks at how the process of picking and processing new Justices of the Supreme Court has only grown more politically sensitive in recent years.
On August 14, 1765, an angry mob in Boston reacted to the first incident of “taxation without representation” in the Colonies, an event that foreshadowed open rebellion a decade later.
If you’re the President of the United States and want to get a Supreme Court nominee approved, does your party also need to control the Senate? The recent history shows mixed results when it comes to the Senate approval theory.