Jack Rakove, John Harrison, Pamela Brandwein, and moderator Jeffrey Rosen discuss the origins, influence, and contemporary meaning of the 14th Amendment at a special National Constitution Center event.
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A narrow reading of the 14th Amendment’s Privilege or Immunities Clause altered the trajectory of constitutional law.
Theodore Shaw of the University of North Carolina School of Law and Michael Rosman of the Center for Individual Rights explore how the Constitution deals with race.
On March 6, 1857, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the Dred Scott case, which had a direct impact on the coming of the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln’s presidency four years later.
In this commentary, Tom Donnelly of the Constitutional Accountability Center calls us to remember the constitutional achievements of Abraham Lincoln and his generation.