A special project on the constitutional debates in American life, in partnership with the National Constitution Center
Support for this project was provided by the Madison Initiative of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. (More)
Congress and the White House have a tense relationship, and future administrations might well choose to build on rather than repudiate the Trump example of how to respond to a hostile Congress.
Some people are learning that their birth or naturalization certificates aren’t enough to prove citizenship—a problem that the Fourteenth Amendment should ideally prevent.
No matter which path the court takes, the destination will likely be the same—the end of access to safe, legal abortion for many women.
When the Court opens its October 2019 term, it will face a pressing criminal-justice question: Can states abolish the insanity defense?
Immigration restrictions have been held to a far lower constitutional standard compared with almost any other exercise of government power.
The system is rigged, and it’s the Constitution that’s doing the rigging.
Congress needs the executive branch to comply with its requests, not only to monitor an unruly president, but for the more basic work of writing legislation.
The latest struggle to define America's founding charter will define the country for generations to come.
The Founders never intended for the Court to be the final arbiter of what the Constitution means.
And judges need to be the ones to make them pay.
How will a system that is more than two centuries old meet the challenges of today?
In defining the scope of impeachment, they had in mind the alleged crimes of Warren Hastings.
It’s doubtful even Alexander Hamilton believed what he was selling in “Federalist No. 68.”
Heidi Schreck isn’t a fan of America’s founding charter—which may be why her audiences are such big fans of hers.
Most speech, hateful or not, is protected by the Constitution. To pretend otherwise is foolhardy.