May 25

A Short History of Judicial Filibusters: Partisanship Run Amok

Posted 2 years, 10 months ago.


In this piece, originally published on May 20th by the Huffington Post, Geoffrey R. Stone explains the filibuster in the context of judicial confirmations. Stone is a 2010 – 11 visiting scholar at the National Constitution Center and the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago. He will be… [Continue Reading]

May 6

Do you want to know a secret? WikiLeaks and the constitution

Posted 2 years, 11 months ago.


In this monograph excerpt: Geoff Stone explains how wartime situations have historically heightened the tension between national security and free speech.

Feb 16

Is the Defense of Marriage Act constitutional?

Posted 3 years, 1 month ago.


What does the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment mean, and should it be interpreted to protect gays and lesbians from discrimination, as it protects African-Americans, ethnic minorities and women?

Nov 30

Don't ask don't tell and the tyranny of the minority

Posted 3 years, 4 months ago.


Most Americans support the repeal of DADT. So why hasn’t it been repealed? The answer, in part, is the Constitution.

Nov 10

Video games and free speech

Posted 3 years, 5 months ago.


Can a state constitutionally prohibit the sale or rental of video games to persons under 18 years of age? SCOTUS is deciding this week.