Apr 10

Constitution Check: Would an elected Supreme Court get more respect?

Posted 2 years, 0 months ago.


Too often in American politics, a critic of something the Supreme Court has done or that it might do makes a complaint about “unelected judges” overturning the work of elected legislatures.

Feb 21

Pitchers, catchers…and signers report: a Founding Fathers baseball dream team

Posted 2 years, 1 month ago.


If the framers of the Constitution were a baseball team, who would they be and what position would they play?

Jan 18

225 years of constitutional history

Posted 2 years, 2 months ago.


The Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787, so 2012 marks the 225th anniversary of this remarkable document.

Nov 2

Striking the balance between liberty and security yesterday and today

Posted 2 years, 5 months ago.


For more than two centuries Americans have sought to strike a balance between liberty and security.

Oct 26

David O. Stewart: What was Aaron Burr supposed to do?

Posted 2 years, 5 months ago.


When Vice President Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton fought their legendary duel in Weehawken, New Jersey, both lost: Hamilton, the former Secretary of the Treasury, his life; Burr his future.