Aug 21

How to make a state? Three ways to redraw the U.S.A.

Posted 1 year, 8 months ago.


This month, a group of residents of Pima County, Arizona, launched a campaign to break away from Arizona and become the fifty-first state. What are the odds it succeeds?

May 1

Constitution Check: Can a state close its borders entirely to undocumented immigrants?

Posted 1 year, 11 months ago.


It may be that, when the Supreme Court rules on state power to monitor and restrict the activities of people who have entered the U.S. illegally and remain without permission, the Justices will give states additional authority.

Apr 27

The Constitution This Week: Immigration, veeps, and Myanmar

Posted 1 year, 11 months ago.


Here’s a brief look at the top constitutional news stories and commentaries from this week: Immigration, VP picks, and Myanmar.

Mar 16

The Constitution This Week: Voter ID laws, Facebook, and contraception

Posted 2 years, 1 month ago.


News headlines, politicians, and hot-button issues come and go, but one 225-year-old document continues to emerge in our conversations about our nation’s most important questions and challenges: the Constitution. The Constitution is a big buzzword for Election 2012, and more than ever, citizens, pundits, and politicians are turning to the Constitution for answers–and sometimes ammunition,… [Continue Reading]

Dec 21

The census results are in!

Posted 3 years, 3 months ago.


Every 10 years, Congress gets reconfigured by a Census. Did your state win or lose?