Feb 12

12th Amendment: Election of President and Vice President



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As part of our 27 Amendments (In 27 Days) project, we look at the important 12th Amendment, which settled that ugly mess between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr in 1800 and made clear the Vice President’s eligibility requirements.



Feb 11

Looking back at the last presidential election settled by the House



Posted 2 months, 6 days ago.

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It was 190 years ago this week that a constitutional crisis was averted when the relatively new 12th Amendment to the Constitution settled the last presidential election decided in the House of Representatives.



Feb 11

11th Amendment: Suits Against States



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As part of the National Constitution Center’s 27 Amendments (In 27 Days) project, here is a look at the first amendment ratified after the Bill of Rights was adopted, which actually overturned an early Supreme Court decision.



Feb 11

Administration faces another decision on lethal drones



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More than two years after a CIA drone killed an American-born al-Qaida leader overseas, a similar attack in the planning is raising constitutional issues about due process.



Feb 10

10th Amendment: Rights Reserved to States or People



Posted 2 months, 7 days ago.

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As part of the National Constitution Center’s 27 Amendments (In 27 Days) project, we take a look at the 10th Amendment, which says that powers not delegated to the federal government remains with the states or the people.