Jeffrey Rosen answers your questions about the Constitution

Jeffrey Rosen answers your questions about the Constitution

Tracking the controversy over Judge Garland’s nomination

Podcast: Jeffrey Rosen answers your questions about the Constitution

The Next Supreme Court Confirmation Battle

Video: The next Supreme Court confirmation battle

An Originalist Reading of Art. II, Sec. 2-McGinnis

Delphic Article II—Shane

Test Clause Of Section 8

Sonia Sotomayor, the ‘People’s Justice’

Constitution Check: Will the right of the poor to a defense lawyer be expanded?

Quiz: Name that Founder at the Constitutional Convention

Article II, Section 2: Treaty Power and Appointments—McGinnis & Shane

Peter M. Shane

John O. McGinnis

The President’s Exclusive Power to Direct Military Operations—Ramsey

How the Militia Clauses Inform the Scope of the Commander in Chief’s Inherent Power—Vladeck

Commander in Chief Clause—Ramsey and Vladeck

Congress’s Statutory Abdication of its Declare War Power—Vladeck

The Textual Limit on the President’s War Powers by Michael D. Ramsey

Declare War Clause—Ramsey & Vladeck

Michael D. Ramsey

Stephen I. Vladeck

Why Congress and the Courts Should Obey the Original Meaning of the Commerce Clause—Barnett

A Commerce Power Adequate to its Purposes—Koppelman

The Commerce Clause

Andrew Koppelman

Constitution Check: How far can a federal judge go to punish lawyers’ ethical misconduct?

Separation of Powers

Diane Rehm: Do Americans Have a Right to Die?

Kevin Seamus Hasson: How We Came to Be One Nation Under God

If Citizens United falls, will progressives notice?

Live Video: Kevin Seamus Hasson On ‘One Nation Under God’

Philly’s convention history: FDR and Wendell Willkie

Supreme Court down to three major cases this term

When do Supreme Court Justices recuse themselves from cases?

Signed Jackie Robinson Contracts on Display For A Limited Time

Baseball Legend and Civil Rights Hero Jackie Robinson’s Contracts at the Constitution Center

Felons and the right to vote

Felons and the right to vote

Podcast: Felons and the right to vote

Diane Rehm: Do Americans Have a Right to Die?

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Constitution Check: Is plea bargaining a step toward closing Guantanamo?

The Presidents & The Constitution

Honor Military Heros Memorial Day Weekend 2016 Admission Free on May 30!

On this day, Abraham Lincoln is GOP nominee in an upset

Will there be a compromise deal on ACA birth control?

Confirmations: The Battle Over the Constitution

POLITICALFEST 2016

Why the Senate doesn’t have to act on Merrick Garland’s nomination

Supreme Court sends Obamacare contraception case back for compromise

The Presidents and the Constitution: A Living History

Video: The Presidents And the Constitution

Philly’s convention history: When Republicans ruled

Citizen Brandeis

Supreme Court nominee’s court could get Obamacare appeal

Japanese-American Internment and America Today: Civil Liberties in Times of Crisis

Update:  Supreme Court sends right-to-sue case back to lower court

Podcast: Marijuana and the Constitution

Marijuana and the Constitution

Marijuana and the Constitution

Headed to the Whitehouse

The 14th Amendment: Judicial Perspective. Panel 2

Civil Liberties in Times of Crisis: Japanese-American Internment and America Today

Disability Pride Celebration

Video: Korematsu, Japanese internment and America today

Constitution Check: Is current U.S. military action against ISIS illegal?

On the History and Legacy of the 14th Amendment: Panel 1

Dream Flag Project Celebration

Video: The history and legacy of the 14th Amendment

District of Columbia statehood supporters push for convention

The history of women in politics

The History and Legacy of the 14th Amendment

The 14th Amendment: Judicial Perspective. Panel 2

Fact Check: Do existing federal civil rights laws already protect transgender people?

AspenX at the National Constitution Center

The debate over student off-campus speech and First Amendment protection

Philly’s early convention history:  Whigs, Know Nothings and a young GOP

Does the University of Texas’s use of Racial Preference Violate the Constitution?

Explaining bathroom bills, transgender rights, and equal protection

The CRS compares Merrick Garland with Justice Antonin Scalia

Does the University of Texas’s Use of Racial Preferences Violate the Constitution?

Podcast: Debating the laws regulating bathroom use and gender

Debating the laws regulating bathroom use and gender

Debating the laws regulating bathroom use and gender

Constitution Check: How goes the kids’ constitutional crusade against climate change?

Jeffrey Rosen is taking your questions about the Constitution

Few historical precedents for Trump as major party nominee

All American Celebration 2016

The Constitutional Legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia

Video: The constitutional legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia

Constitution Check: Is an old anti-New Deal precedent getting new life — again?

The Constitutional Legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia

Civic Literacy Contest Form Submission -  Thank You

Civic Literacy Contest Form

National Constitution Center Lets Real, Virtual Visitors Create Their Own Presidential Campaign Ad

Interactive Constitution looks at Americans’ rights from both political sides

Felons and the right to vote

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