Dec 21

Top 10 constitutional news stories of 2010



Posted 3 years, 4 months ago.

By

Here, in roughly chronological order, are the 10 most significant stories of the year, as selected by the staff of the National Constitution Center.



Dec 16

When dissent becomes shrill, shallow, and polarized



Posted 3 years, 4 months ago.

By

Can we can have “civic dialogue” that advances the “public good,” while at the same time recognizing that dissent has played an important role in America’s “social progress?”



Dec 15

Sen. Joe Lieberman to bring Don’t Ask Don’t Tell measure



Posted 3 years, 4 months ago.

By

Will legislation repealing the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law that prevents gays from serving openly in the military be approved by the Senate before the lame-duck session ends?



Dec 15

Happy birthday, Bill of Rights. Who’s your daddy?



Posted 3 years, 4 months ago.

By

December 15 is the 219th birthday of the Bill of Rights, but don’t be embarrassed if you didn’t remember. Even back in 1791, when the first 10 amendments were added to the Constitution, no one threw a party. It’s not as if the first Americans were reluctant to celebrate. From the beginning, Independence Day was… [Continue Reading]



Dec 14

Will your state gain or lose seats on December 21st?



Posted 3 years, 4 months ago.

By

Every 10 years, Congress gets reconfigured by a Census. Easy enough, right? It turns out, there’s plenty to argue about.