Apr 4

The secret life of the Commerce Clause

Posted 2 years, 0 months ago.


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.

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?

Oct 7

Say What?: “Imaginary beings called states”

Posted 2 years, 6 months ago.


In each installment of “Say What?” we offer a quick quote–be it wise, quirky, or otherwise memorable — about the Constitution.