A small but vocal contingent in the District of Columbia is pushing forward with plans for a summer local constitutional convention, with the goal of creating the 51st state. But significant political and legal barriers remain in the way.
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Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy expert, looks at the statutory path in the debate over transgender equality, which seems headed on a long-term road to the Supreme Court.
A recent federal court ruling about a public-school student punished for a Facebook post about a bomb threat may have some bigger First Amendment implications, says a judge who wrote the decision.
Lana Ulrich, associate in-house counsel at the National Constitution Center, looks at the detailed arguments in the debate over transgendered persons, laws that determine how they can access public bathrooms, and issues about privacy rights.
The Congressional Research Service has offered its insight to Congress about how Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland might influence rulings differently than the late Antonin Scalia, if Garland is confirmed.