Lana Ulrich, associate in-house counsel at the National Constitution Center, looks at the recent comments from legal experts about the impasse and ongoing controversy surrounding Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination.
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On May 20, 1996, the Supreme Court issued an early landmark decision supporting the right of gays under the Constitution to seek protection from discrimination.
Roger Clegg of the Center for Equal Opportunity and Erika Wood of New York Law School debate whether voting rights should be restored for people with past criminal convictions.
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.
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.