The Battle for the Constitution

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.


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The Supreme Court Needs Real Oversight

Without an effective system in place, problems like leaks and conflicts will not be adequately addressed, and public confidence in the Court will continue to plummet.
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The Question of Who Counts

When courts consider the prospect of excluding noncitizens from representation, they should bear in mind the country’s past.
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Ban Him Forever

To send the right message, Donald Trump’s removal from Facebook must be permanent.
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Party Primaries Must Go

Partisan primaries motivate legislators to keep in lockstep with a narrow and extreme slice of the electorate rather than govern in the public interest.