News that the controversial comedy movie “The Interview” will be shown on Christmas Day is dredging up a rather complicated, and confused, argument about the Constitution’s First Amendment.
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As the holiday season heads toward a conclusion, the annual conflicts over nativity seasons and religious references have reached a high point. Here’s a look at some current Christmas controversies around the country.
Three years ago, an inmate in California and his lawyer convinced a judge that the Seinfeld-inspired holiday Festivus was a legitimate religious activity. The story made national headlines, but it also contained a few lessons about the legal system—and kosher food.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at an issue likely heading to the Supreme Court: the anonymity-in-politics question.
As Constitution Daily counts down to the debut on December 15 at the National Constitution Center of an exhibition featuring an original copy of the Bill of Rights, we are looking at some fascinating facts about the iconic document. Today: What happened to the 20 amendments James Madison first proposed?