It was 227 years ago today that the federal government started to operate under the terms of the U.S. Constitution, as the Confederation Congress ceded power. However, there was a major problem with the first session of the new Congress: not enough members showed up.
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On March 2, 1824, the Supreme Court ruled in Gibbons v. Ogden, holding that Congress may regulate interstate commerce.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at comments from retired Air Force General Michael Hayden about possible conflict between the military and a civilian President over controversial orders -a debate triggered by recent comments from GOP candidate Donald Trump.
The 22nd Amendment sets a two-term limit on the office of the President. Should members of the other two branches follow the same rule?
Should young women be forced to register for the selective service draft after Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said in December that women now are eligible for combat positions?