In The News
Like the issue of civil rights in the 1860s and ‘70s, healthcare in 2012 has become the terrain upon which the battle over centralized power is being fought.
The people have spoken. The best fictional president is Jed Bartlet.
The Constitution in the news this week: cell phone tracking, teens on Twitter, the Supreme Court’s ruling on strip searches, President Obama’s civics lesson, and same-sex couples on immigration.
Officials at Folsom State Prison in California did not violate the First Amendment rights of an inmate when they confiscated a photocopy of the George L. Jackson book Blood in My Eye, a federal judge has ruled.
James Madison’s concept of the separation of powers of the national government has always been thought to be a stroke of genius because it guaranteed a good deal of independence of the three major branches so that they could check each other, to prevent tyranny.