Some presidential candidates want Pope Francis to stay out of American politics. Fifty-five years ago, another prominent Catholic confronted the tension between personal faith and public service.
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Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at how part of the debate about a religious test for presidential candidates has been well-settled constitutionally, from the Founding to the present.
As the nation barrels toward Iowa and New Hampshire, let’s take a brief look at the development of primary elections and access to the ballot box.
Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute and Michael Dorf of Cornell Law School join the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen to analyze what the 2016 presidential candidates are saying about the Constitution.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the potential broad impact of the recent Voting Rights Act decision in Texas.