Apr 8

Happy birthday, 17th Amendment!

Posted 1 year, 0 months ago.


The 17th Amendment, which was ratified this day in 1913, allowed senators to be directly elected by the people rather than by state legislatures.

May 20

The Constitution This Week: Filibusters, the defense bill, and church and state

Posted 1 year, 11 months ago.


Here’s a brief look at the top constitutional news stories and commentaries from this week: Filibusters, the defense bill, and church and state.

Jan 30

Congress and the Constitution’s 225th Anniversary

Posted 2 years, 2 months ago.


The Framers regarded Congress as so important they put it first, as Article I, Section 1. What was seen then as the keystone of republican government is now widely regarded as the “broken branch.”