May 7

Happy birthday, 27th Amendment!



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Today we celebrate the anniversary of the 27th Amendment. Here’s what you need to know.



Apr 5

Constitution Check: Is the “Roberts Court” driven by politics?



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James Madison’s concept of the separation of powers of the national government has always been thought to be a stroke of genius because it guaranteed a good deal of independence of the three major branches so that they could check each other, to prevent tyranny.



Apr 4

The secret life of the Commerce Clause



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The want of a central authority over commercial affairs was one of the major weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, and a central animating purpose behind the Constitutional Convention that convened in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787.



Mar 26

Taking its place in history…



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Where, one may ask, will a Supreme Court ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act stand in history?



Feb 28

Constitutional Astrology: Presidential Pisceans



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As this year’s erratic winter temperatures give way to March and the warmth of spring, Pisces’s malleable nature is thriving.