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.
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.
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.
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.
The Ninth Amendment is a constitutional safety net intended to make clear that individuals have other fundamental rights, in addition to those listed in the First through Eighth Amendments.