In The News



Jul 31

Hot, hot, hot: The summer of 1787



Posted 1 year, 8 months ago.

By

The Constitutional Convention of 1787 featured a number of heated debates—literally. By June, framing a newer, stronger government was not the only hot topic: so was the weather. Amazingly, the delegates managed to endure an unbearably hot and humid Philadelphia summer to hammer out the Constitution, but not without some difficulty and complaints. William Samuel… [Continue Reading]



Jul 30

Would Rice make Romney stronger overseas?



Posted 1 year, 8 months ago.

By

As GOP presumed nominee Mitt Romney tours overseas, talk continues about former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s potential effect on the presidential race.



Jul 30

What will be the next constitutional amendment?



Posted 1 year, 8 months ago.

By

As we head into a fall election season with a lot of public debate about heated issues, we look at five possible ones that could get the ultimate elective test: a vote on becoming a Constitutional amendment.



Jul 30

Constitution Check: Does denial of TV coverage of the Supreme Court violate the First Amendment?



Posted 1 year, 8 months ago.

By

Lyle Denniston canvasses the history of the apparently unending debate—with constitutional overtones—about television broadcasting of Supreme Court proceedings. The statements at issue: “The First Amendment has nothing to do with whether we have to televise our proceedings.” – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, in a comment during an interview on the cable TV network C-SPAN,… [Continue Reading]



Jul 28

10 tips for communicating with people with disabilities



Posted 1 year, 8 months ago.

By

Today the National Constitution Center, in partnership with the Disability Pride Committee, Liberty Resources, and Vision for Equality, is commemorating ADA’s anniversary with a daylong celebration recognizing all that the disability community has accomplished in the past two decades, as well as the continued fight for civil and human rights. Not sure where to start?… [Continue Reading]