“The issue is not one of Thomas’s First Amendment rights. She has them just like every other American. The question is one of civility and respect for the very powerful office her husband holds…” From PJP Board member Sherrilyn Ifill’s piece in ARENA, reacting to the news that Virginia Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court […]
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In the O’Donnel / Coons debate did she mean that the words “separation of church and state” don’t appear in the First Amendment (true), or that the concept is absent (false)?
Anna Clark, a 2010 Fellow of the Peter Jennings Project, is about to go to Kenya on a Fulbright grant where she will teach creative writing to Kenyans and report regularly for the Detroit News. An article in the local Michigan Herald-Palladium detailed her achievement. PJP has asked Anna to post reflections on constitutional issues […]
Every day the Constitution Newswire selects the most Constitutionally relevant stories on the web. On Wednesdays, Steve Frank will recap the best of the best with links to the actual Constitution.
A few years ago, attending my son’s elementary school’s December “Holiday Concert,” I was surprised to examine the program and find no recognizable titles. The “holiday” reference was to, well, whatever holiday you might be celebrating at that time of year: Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza, or something else, though you would have to keep the specifics […]