Editor’s note: as President Obama delivers his State of the Union Address tonight, the National Constitution Center will host a viewing party and will be live blogging on Constitution Daily. Of all the people who crowd into the Capitol for tonight’s State of the Union address, few will have as much power to influence President […]
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Words, Havel said, matter. Not only to poets and playwrights. They matter – they should matter – to all.
Now pending in Congress is a proposed amendment that would hand states power to repeal a federal law.
NOW THE CONTROVERSIAL JUDGE HAS BECOME A TRUSTED ROMNEY ADVISER Yesterday, the Mitt Romney campaign released the names of the members of a “Justice Advisory Committee” that will counsel the Republican presidential hopeful “on the Constitution, judicial matters, law enforcement, homeland security, and regulatory issues.” The committee consists of 60 lawyers, most of them Washington […]
PJP Faculty Member Jeffrey Rosen speculates how the Supreme Court might decide Last week, President Obama decided not to pursue the option of raising the debt ceiling without Congressional approval. That idea (see earlier post below) had been raised by proponents of a strict reading of the Fourteenth Amendment, which says, in part, that “the […]