As part of a series called Constitution Café, moderator Chris Phillips is asking some thought-provoking questions about foundational constitutional issues. First up: Should part of the Declaration of Independence be incorporated into the Constitution?
As part of the National Constitution Center’s 27 Amendments (In 27 Days) project, each day we will look at a constitutional amendment. Today, we profile the Sixth Amendment.
The topic of income inequality and the Constitution is a hot one in public policy circles. Joining our Jeffrey Rosen to discuss the constitutional aspects of the issue are William Forbath from the University of Texas- Austin School of Law and Stephen B. Presser from Northwestern University Law.
On February 5, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt shocked America by introducing a plan to expand the Supreme Court, to gain favorable votes. FDR’s war on the court was short-lived, and it was defeated by a crafty chief justice and Roosevelt’s own party members.
Today, we look at one of the most well-known amendments: the Fifth Amendment, which protects personal rights.