Confirmations: The Battle Over the Constitution

“Confirmations: The Battle Over the Constitution” 

In partnership with The Atlantic

“Confirmations: The Battle Over the Constitution” is a partnership between the National Constitution Center and The Atlantic  to inspire a national conversation about the Constitution and the future of the Supreme Court.

Why the Supreme Court won't impact gun rights June 7, 2016
In this commentary, Adam Winkler from the UCLA School of Law argues that guns will likely play the role that abortion used to play in Supreme Court nomination hearings.

If Citizens United falls, will progressives notice? May 23, 2016
In this commentary, Bradley A. Smith from the Center for Competitive Politics says progressives may not get what they want if the Supreme Court eventually overrules its Citizens United decision on campaign financing.

WHY THE SENATE DOESN'T HAVE TO ACT ON MERRICK GARLAND'S NOMINATION.  May 16, 2016
In this commentary, Michael D. Ramsey argues that the Constitution’s relevant text and three related implications don’t require the Senate to consider Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court nomination.

THE SUPREME COURT'S NEXT BIG FIGHT OVER MONEY IN POLITICS.  May 7, 2016
In this commentary, Rick Hasen from the University of California, Irvine, looks at how a new Court lineup could deal with campaign finance cases.

WHAT IF THE SUPREME COURT WERE LIBERAL?  April 6, 2016
In this commentary as part of our series on Supreme Court nominations with The Atlantic, Erwin Chemerinsky, the dean of the UC Irvine School of Law, looks at the possibility of a liberal-controlled Court in the near future.

WHAT'S AT STAKE IN SELECTING JUSTICE SCALIA'S REPLACEMENT?  March 28, 2016
In this commentary, the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen underscores the substantive constitutional stakes in the decision to name the next Supreme Court Justice.
 

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