As part of the National Constitution Center’s on-going Interactive Constitution project, leading constitutional experts interact with each other to explore the Constitution’s history and what it means today. In this discussion, Randy E. Barnett of the Georgetown University Law Center and Heather Gerken of Yale Law School find common ground on the overall evolution of federalism.
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On June 29, 2006, the Supreme Court ruled that the Bush administration’s use of military commissions to try suspected terrorists was illegal.
Philadelphia was the early capital of the United States after the Constitution was ratified, but on May 14, 1800, the nation’s capital moved to Washington. So who was behind the deal that changed the face of American government?
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the constitutional prospects for a suit filed by an Army officer claiming President Obama exceeded his authority in ordering attacks on ISIS.
A small but vocal contingent in the District of Columbia is pushing forward with plans for a summer local constitutional convention, with the goal of creating the 51st state. But significant political and legal barriers remain in the way.