Mar 1

Constitution Check: How far can states go to dictate medical procedures?

Posted 2 years, 1 month ago.


As long ago as the late 19th Century, the Supreme Court began recognizing that, in American law, it would be an illegal assault to require an individual to undergo a medical procedure without that person’s consent.

Jan 29

This week and the Constitution: SOTU, civility, education & more [VIDEO]

Posted 2 years, 2 months 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]

Jan 11

What Stephanopoulos could have asked about the Constitution and privacy

Posted 2 years, 3 months ago.


Sure, Roe v. Wade and its effects are important to a lot of people. But if you want an example of how the Constitution, and the way it’s been interpreted by the judicial branch, affects your daily life, look no further than Internet privacy.

Nov 9

Constitution Check: Can a state outlaw abortion?

Posted 2 years, 5 months ago.


The sponsors of the “Personhood Amendment” were betting on a change in the composition of the Supreme Court.