The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is such a part of our lives that it’s hard to image it not existing. But on July 29, 1958, Congress and the President moved to make NASA a reality.
Political journalist Sidney Blumenthal, Sean Wilentz of Princeton University, and William Forbath of the University of Texas explore the history of Democrats through a constitutional lens.
Hillary Clinton’s nomination as a major-party presidential candidate is indeed historic. But that doesn’t mean women haven’t played important roles in politics and political campaigns since the Founding era.
This week, scholars Josh Blackman and Michael Gerhardt will discuss on Twitter the constitutional aspects of issues arising at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Today, they look at the Second Amendment debate over the right to bear arms.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at a potential Supreme Court test case about religious beliefs, same-sex marriage, and a Colorado bakeshop.