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What Would William Howard Taft Do About Attacks on Judges?

CEO Jeffrey Rosen: "Judicial independence was the cause to which Taft was most devoted, as President and Chief Justice."

The Volokh Conspiracy

April 13, 2018

What Would William Howard Taft Do About Robert Mueller?

CEO Jeffrey Rosen: "What would Taft say about the proposals in Congress to limit the president's power to fire the special prosecutor?"

The Volokh Conspiracy

April 12, 2018

What Would William Howard Taft Do About Syria and Mexico?

CEO Jeffrey Rosen: "Does the President have the constitutional authority to send troops over the Mexican border without Congressional approval? Trump's most constitutionally minded predecessor, William Howard Taft, believed he did not."

The Volokh Conspiracy

April 11, 2018

What Would William Howard Taft Do About Facebook?

CEO Jeffrey Rosen: "As Mark Zuckerberg faces two marathon days of testimony on Capitol Hill, his Senate questioners can do no better than to rediscover the forgotten wisdom of William Howard Taft."

The Volokh Conspiracy

April 10, 2018

What Would William Howard Taft Do?

CEO Jeffrey Rosen: "In my new book for the American Presidents Series -- the surprising title is William Howard Taft -- I argue that Taft was our most judicial president and presidential Chief Justice."

The Volokh Conspiracy

April 09, 2018

President Taft, the Anti-Trump

Much more than time separates the 27th president from the 45th: from their vastly different views on economics, to their conceptions of the presidency itself.

The Atlantic

March 19, 2018

Five Best: Jeffrey Rosen

The president and CEO of the National Constitution Center and the author of ‘William Howard Taft’ shares some of his favorite books.

The Wall Street Journal

March 17, 2018

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Opens Up About #MeToo, Voting Rights, and Millennials

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discusses sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and the cases she’d like to see overturned. Read a transcript of her conversation with National Constitution Center CEO Jeffrey Rosen.

The Atlantic

February 15, 2018

At Constitution Center, Ginsburg Champions #MeToo Movement and Rights of Accused

In a conversation with Constitution Center President Jeffrey Rosen, Ginsburg reflected on her 25 years as a justice on the country’s highest court, talked about how the next generation of justice-seekers can effect change and spoke about what she thinks is the key to a successful marriage.

WHYY

February 13, 2018

Justice Ginsburg Says #MeToo Movement is ‘Here to Stay’

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Feb. 12 compared the #MeToo movement to the gay rights movement, saying the campaign will have "staying power."

The Washington Post

February 12, 2018

Democracy Café Podcast

National Constitution Center CEO Jeffrey Rosen: "We need to learn to separate our political views from our constitutional views."

Democracy Café

January 25, 2018

Smerconish: Trump’s Presidency and the Constitution

CEO Jeffrey Rosen joins CNN's Smerconish to discuss President Donald Trump and the Constitution on the anniversary of Trump's inauguration.

CNN

January 20, 2018

Privacy vs. Government Tech: An Interview with Jeffrey Rosen

As we willingly give up more of our personal data, how will the courts balance the sometimes competing interests of privacy, security, and liberty? CEO Jeffrey Rosen explains.

Talks on Law

January 16, 2018

Episode 15 of the Constitutional Podcast: ‘Privacy’

National Constitution Center leader Jeffrey Rosen explores the pivotal role that Brandeis played in transforming the court's thinking on privacy law and the Fourth Amendment.

The Washington Post

January 15, 2018

The President Gives Another Gift to Lawyers Challenging His Immigration Orders

CEO Jeffrey Rosen: “It might come up in the travel ban cases because the central constitutional question in those cases is, is the president motivated by animus against particular religious groups or groups defined by national origin?"

The Washington Post

January 12, 2018

Legal Analysis: Was It Obstruction?

Can the President's actions be labeled obstruction? Constitutional expert Jeffrey Rosen says it depends what Trump's intent was at the time.

CNN: Smerconish

January 07, 2018

A Liberal-Conservative Alliance on the Supreme Court Against Digital Surveillance

Justices found common ground in asserting the relevance of the Fourth Amendment in the electronic age, even as they cited sharply different rationales. An article by Jeffrey Rosen.

The Atlantic

November 30, 2017

Supreme Court Takes Up Search Warrants in the Digital Age

National Constitution Center CEO Jeffrey Rosen joins WNYC's The Takeaway to discuss Carpenter v. U.S. and the Fourth Amendment.

WNYC: The Takeaway

November 29, 2017

How a Radio Shack Robbery Could Spur a New Era in Digital Privacy

National Constitution Center CEO Jeffrey Rosen: “Carpenter could be the most important electronic privacy case of the 21st century.”

The New York Times

November 27, 2017

Trump Packing Courts With Conservatives

National Constitution Center CEO Jeffrey Rosen: "The appointment of judges will be President Trump's most important legacy..."

CNN, Smerconish

November 25, 2017

Freedom of Speech in the Digital Age Featuring Jeffrey Rosen

Podcast: Jeffery Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center and a law professor at George Washington University, talks with Senior Associate Dean Brian Gallini about his research.

Conversations with the Legal Academy

November 15, 2017

Episode 72: The 2nd Amendment

National Constitution Center CEO Jeffrey Rosen discusses the history of the 2nd Amendment on New Hampshire Public Radio's Civics 101 podcast.

Civics 101: A Podcast

November 07, 2017

Episode 24 Constitutional Law In The 21st Century

National Constitution Center CEO Jeffrey Rosen examines the landscape of constitutional law in the 21st century with podcast host Demetri Kofinas.

Hidden Forces

November 06, 2017

U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment In Today’s Political Climate

Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, discusses the First Amendment to the US Constitution in the age of Trump.

VOA News

November 03, 2017

Debate on ‘Carpenter v. United States,’ the Fourth Amendment Cell-Site Case

Video: Orin Kerr and Alex Abdo discuss Carpenter v. United States and digital privacy with National Constitution Center CEO Jeffrey Rosen.

The Washington Post

November 01, 2017

Free Speech is Protected — and Public Reason Will Prevail

If America is to remain free, it is essential for us to protect even hateful speech from those who would censor or silence it.

The Washington Times

October 25, 2017

NCC’s Jeffrey Rosen on McCain Receiving the Liberty Medal Award

"The Liberty Medal is awarded to people who have spread the blessings of liberty in America and around the globe."

WHYY Morning Edition

October 16, 2017

Constitutional Expert: Unlikely Someone is Building Case to Invoke 25th Amendment

“The determination of the president’s disability is really a political question,” Rosen said.

CBS Philly

October 11, 2017

Talking About the N.F.L. Protests With Kids

Frame the discussion from a constitutional perspective rather than a political one, said Jeffrey Rosen, president and chief executive of the nonpartisan National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

The New York Times

October 10, 2017

Is This the Day the Internet Dies?

National Constitution Center CEO Jeffrey Rosen joins FIRE's free speech podcast.

Fire: So to Speak

October 06, 2017

A SCOTUS Primer

National Constitution Center CEO Jeffrey Rosen joins the Brian Lehrer Show to preview the upcoming Supreme Court term's big cases.

WNYC: The Brian Lehrer Show

October 02, 2017

From Gerrymandering to Voter Purging – the Critical Issues Facing the Supreme Court

National Constitution Center CEO Jeffrey Rosen: “It’s an entirely new court when a new justice joins."

The Guardian

October 01, 2017

Supreme Court To Open A Whirlwind Term

National Constitution Center CEO Jeffrey Rosen joins NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg to discuss Carpenter v. United States.

NPR

October 01, 2017

Partisan Gerrymandering Heads to Court Test: Can It Go Too Far?

It’s a fight that "many consider the most important case involving the structure of American politics in a generation," said Jeffrey Rosen, president of the National Constitution Center.

Bloomberg Politics

September 26, 2017

How Supreme Court Justices Could Avoid Issuing a Verdict on Trump’s Travel Ban

“The liberal justices, especially the pragmatic liberals Breyer and Kagan, will do anything to allow Roberts to avoid a substantive constitutional decision,” Rosen said.

PBS NewsHour

September 19, 2017

Episode 6 of the Constitutional Podcast: ‘Senate and States’

CEO Jeffrey Rosen joins "Constitutional" to discuss the history of the 17th Amendment and the direct election of senators.

The Washington Post

September 11, 2017

In the Age of Trump, a New Surge of Interest in the Constitution

Jeffrey Rosen, president of the Constitution Center, said in an interview that interest in the Constitution has been skyrocketing in the last year.

The Washington Post

August 17, 2017

Frank Denton: Join the Conscience of the Nation

Jeffrey Rosen, president of the Constitution Center, said the Interactive Constitution is “a constitutional seminar of the highest order” about this “beautiful document of human freedom that unites us.”

Jacksonville.com

August 04, 2017

Jeffrey Rosen

CEO Jeffrey Rosen discusses presidential powers and upcoming Supreme Court cases at the College of the Atlantic's Champlain Institute.

NPR Maine Calling

August 01, 2017

Constitutional Issues Debated at the Champlain Institute

CEO Jeffrey Rosen and Ryan Lizza of The New Yorker discuss “The Press and the Future of American Democracy.”

Constitution Daily

August 01, 2017

So to Speak Podcast: The Life and Legacy of Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis with Jeffrey Rosen

FIRE's So to Speak podcast explores the life and legacy of Brandeis with National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen.

FIRE

July 27, 2017

From Warrants to Wiretaps

Jeffrey Rosen tracks changes in the constitutional right to privacy over the centuries.

The Chautauquan Daily

July 26, 2017

Constitutional Podcast is Here! Episode 01: Framed

CEO Jeffrey Rosen joins Constitutional to discuss George Washington, James Wilson, the Constitutional Convention, and more.

The Washington Post

July 24, 2017

Ty Cobb Joins Growing Roster Of Lawyers Inside Trump’s White House

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, about the role Cobb will play and the significance of his hiring.

NPR All Things Considered

July 18, 2017

Legal Scholars to Explore the Future Direction of the U.S. Supreme Court

Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, will speak at the Chautauqua Institution in New York state during a week devoted to the theme The Supreme Court: At a Tipping Point?

WHYY NewsWorks

July 18, 2017

Liberty Medal Honors Going to John McCain in October Constitution Center Ceremony

"The longstanding friendship between Joe Biden and John McCain, fostered through decades in the Senate together, is one of the beautiful bipartisan collaborations of American democracy," said Rosen.

WHYY, NewsWorks

July 06, 2017

Do We Still Believe in Free Speech? Only Until We Disagree

“I do think the First Amendment tradition is under siege,” said Jeffrey Rosen, president of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

Miami Herald

June 29, 2017

Assessing the First Months of the New Nine-Member Supreme Court

"It is 'exciting', Mr Rosen says, to see Chief Justice Roberts’s 'vision of narrow, unanimous opinions realised so dramatically'"

The Economist

June 29, 2017

What Does It Mean That Pence Hired Outside Counsel?

Paul Butler and Jeffrey Rosen join Greta Van Susteren to discuss new legal questions from the Trump obstruction probe.

MSNBC, For the Record with Greta

June 15, 2017

Neil Gorsuch Hails ‘Rule of Law’ in Harvard Appearance

US Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch on Friday extolled the fact that “government can lose in its own courts” in a free society.

Boston Globe

June 04, 2017

Jeffrey Rosen Interviews Breyer, Gorsuch

National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen moderated the annual Harvard Marshall Forum on Friday with two special guests: Supreme Court associate justices Stephen Breyer and Neil Gorsuch.

Roundup

June 04, 2017

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch: Rule of Law ‘a Blessing’

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch acknowledged Friday that there is "a lot of skepticism about the rule of law" in the country but defended the United States judicial system as "a blessing" and "a remarkable gift" during a talk at Harvard University.

Associated Press

June 04, 2017

Gorsuch Stresses Rule of Law, System Where ‘Government Can Lose in Its Own Courts’

With legal challenges to the Trump administration’s initiatives multiplying in federal courts, new Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch extolled the virtues of judicial independence and praised a legal system in which “government can lose in its own courts” Friday night.

Washington Post

June 04, 2017

Gorsuch Rejects Doubts Over ‘Rule of Law Today’

Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, in his first public remarks since joining the Supreme Court in April, spoke forcefully on Friday about letting judges have the last word in assessing the constitutionality of government actions.

New York Times

June 04, 2017

The 25th Amendment Makes Presidential Disability a Political Question

In The Atlantic, Jeffrey Rosen explains how nothing in the 25th amendment stops the vice president, Cabinet, and Congress from determining the president is “unable" to hold office, as a political decision.

The Atlantic

May 23, 2017

Jeffrey Rosen on “Federalism for the Left and the Right”

Ilya Somin discusses National Constitution Center CEO Jeffrey Rosen's recent op ed on federalism.

The Washington Post

May 22, 2017

Federalism for the Left and the Right

Jeffrey Rosen writes for The Wall Street Journal about how people across the political spectrum are turning to states and localities to deal with contentious issues.

The Wall Street Journal

May 20, 2017

Comey’s Bombshell Memo: What’s Next

Is this sufficient grounds for impeachment? Jeffrey Rosen, president of the National Constitution Center and professor of law at George Washington University, answers.

WNYC, The Takeaway

May 17, 2017

A Twenty-First Century Framework for Digital Privacy

CEO Jeffrey Rosen provides an overview of the Center's white paper series and explains how breathtaking changes in technology pose challenges to privacy and security.

Lawfare

May 15, 2017

New Interactive Tool Traces the Evolution of the U.S. Constitution

TIME magazine looks at the National Constitution Center's new American Treasures interactive.

TIME

May 12, 2017

Does Comey’s Dismissal Fit the Definition of a Constitutional Crisis?

What is the best definition of a constitutional crisis? CEO Jeffrey Rosen discusses the firing of FBI Director James Comey for The Atlantic.

The Atlantic

May 11, 2017

Comey’s Feverish Firing, Russia and Cuba’s Energy Dance, Breaking a Prison Pipeline

With President Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, is the United States careening towards a constitutional crisis? For answers, we turn to Jeffrey Rosen

WNYC, The Takeaway

May 10, 2017

Come See Rough Drafts of History and the Constitution

“By comparing the texts of early drafts of the Constitution, in the American Treasures gallery…visitors can educate themselves about the evolution of American liberty and the emergence of popular sovereignty,” said Jeffrey Rosen

Philly.com

May 05, 2017

Truncating Trump: Is Impeachment Plausible?

Jeffrey Rosen President and CEO, The National Constitution Center, joins 1A to talk about the Constitution's Impeachment Clause.

April 18, 2017

Political Polarization Killed the Filibuster

The practice once promoted debate and compromise, but now, the 60-vote requirement is tantamount to a legislative death sentence. An article by Jeffrey Rosen and Tom Donnelly.

The Atlantic

April 08, 2017

Trump Should Speak Out Against Europe’s Effort to Suppress Free Speech

CEO Jeffrey Rosen discusses free speech in the age of social media.

The Hill

April 06, 2017

Wider Political Battles Play Out in Fight Over Supreme Court Pick Neil Gorsuch

“Both Democrats and Republicans sincerely believe their narratives, and in a sense both are correct,” said Jeffrey Rosen, president of the National Constitution Center.

The Wall Street Journal

March 31, 2017

The Roots of the Battle Over Neil Gorsuch: ‘They Started It’

“This is more the coup de grâce than a new beginning,” said Jeffrey Rosen, president of the National Constitution Center.

The New York Times

March 31, 2017

Politics and Prohibition

In an event recorded at the National Constitution Center by C-SPAN, Jeffrey Rosen leads a discussion about the history and politics of prohibition.

C-SPAN

March 28, 2017

Playbook

The influential political website references Jeffrey Rosen's latest piece on the Gorsuch nomination in The Atlantic.

Politico

March 23, 2017

Partisan Divide Evident as Judge Gorsuch Delivers Message of Unity at Confirmation Hearing

CEO Jeffrey Rosen discusses Judge Gorsuch’s jurisprudence and the politics surrounding his confirmation.

Forum KQED

March 23, 2017

Constitution Center CEO Mentioned During Gorsuch Hearing

Among Senate Judiciary chair Chuck Grassley’s remarks on Tuesday morning at Neil Gorsuch’s nomination hearing was a brief mention of National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen.

C-Span

March 23, 2017

Gorsuch mentions Constitution Center during testimony

During an exchange with Senator Ben Sasse on Wednesday, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch spoke about the importance of the Founders and Philadelphia as keys to understanding that document’s enduring strength.

C-SPAN

March 22, 2017

Week 9: Can Judges Be Impervious to Party Politics?

Jeffrey Rosen, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Constitution Center, joins host Charlie Sykes and other guests to discuss judges and political influences.

Indivisible WNYC

March 22, 2017

WAMU: Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch’s Senate Showdown

Jeffrey Rosen appears on the radio show 1A to discuss the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch.

WAMU Radio

March 21, 2017

A Court Nominee Alert to the Dangers of Big Business

Neil Gorsuch has a nuanced view of antitrust law, says Jeffrey Rosen.

The Atlantic

March 21, 2017

Bloomberg Politics: Gorsuch’s Goal in High Court Confirmation Hearing: Don’t Mess Up

Greg Stohr talks with Jeffrey Rosen about the dramatic aspects of Supreme Court hearings.

Bloomberg Politics

March 20, 2017

Politico: Meet Neil Gorsuch

Josh Gerstein quotes Jeffrey Rosen about the Gorsuch nomination process.

Politico

March 20, 2017

Understanding the Gorsuch Hearings

Jeffrey Rosen discusses Trump's Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing.

The Brian Lehrer Show WNYC

March 20, 2017

A Supreme Court Nominee Alert to the Dangers of Big Business

Far from reflexively favoring big corporations over small competitors, Judge Neil Gorsuch has a nuanced view of antitrust law. An article by Jeffrey Rosen.

The Atlantic

March 20, 2017

Schumer’s Warning About Gorsuch Is Dead Wrong

As constitutional scholar and president of the National Constitution Center Jeffrey Rosen observes, the theme of religious liberty runs through Gorsuch's opinions...

CNN

March 19, 2017

What Will Gorsuch Reveal About His Judicial Philosophy?

Jeffrey Rosen sits down with Soledad O’Brien to discuss the judicial philosophy of the man likely to become the next Supreme Court Justice...

Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien

March 18, 2017

Obstacles Are Ahead, but Gorsuch Seems Set to Clear Confirmation Bar

“It has, indeed, been smooth and well-executed, largely because he’s such an appealing candidate,” Jeffrey Rosen, president and chief executive officer of the National Constitution Center.

McClatchy DC

March 17, 2017

Here’s What to Expect at Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing

Apart from the political fireworks, "these hearings should be a riveting constitutional seminar," said Jeffrey Rosen, a Supreme Court scholar and National Constitution Center president.

The National Law Journal

March 17, 2017

Special Preview: Jeffrey Rosen

National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen discusses the evolution and significance of the Supreme Court confirmation process.

The Sidebar C-SPAN

March 17, 2017

Why Does Russia Matter to Trump’s Administration?

CEO Jeffrey Rosen discusses the importance of the Justice Department in the Trump administration.

Indivisible WNYC

March 06, 2017

Living Under an Authoritarian Regime

Jeffrey Rosen, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Constitution Center, discusses the history of executive powers in America.

Indivisible WNYC

February 22, 2017

The Trump Challenge is Constitutional

Podcast: Jeffrey Rosen on the legal battle over Trump's immigration order.

Spiked

February 18, 2017

Ex-VP Biden Elected Chair of National Constitution Center

Former Vice President Joe Biden has been elected chair of the board of trustees at Philadelphia's National Constitution Center.

AP

February 15, 2017

Biden to Chair National Constitution Center in Philadelphia

"Vice President Biden has devoted himself to educating all Americans about the founding principles of the Constitution and their timeless relevance today,” Rosen said.

Politico

February 15, 2017

Biden Elected Chair of Nonpartisan National Constitution Center

"I am honored to chair the National Constitution Center and to succeed Governor Jeb Bush, President Bill Clinton, and President George H.W. Bush at the head of this national treasure,” Biden said in a statement.

The Hill

February 15, 2017

Joe Biden Tapped as Chairman of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia

Mr. Biden called the center “a national treasure.”

The Washington Times

February 15, 2017

Biden Named Chair of the National Constitution Center

NCC president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen said that the NCC board of trustees voted unanimously to select Biden, and that his term would begin immediately.

Philly.com

February 14, 2017

SCOTUS Nomination

Jeffery Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, talks with host Carol Castiel about the politics and substance of President Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch.

Encounter, VOA

February 10, 2017

The Anti-Trump Resistance: Lawyers Lead the Fight Against the White House

“Administrative law is suddenly glamorous,” says Jeffrey Rosen, the president of the Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

Newsweek

February 10, 2017

How Trump’s Criticism of Judiciary Could Complicate Supreme Court Confirmation

Jeffery Rosen, the president of the National Constitution Center, said he expects Democratic senators to seek reassurance that Gorsuch will uphold the Constitution, regardless of Trump's wishes.

ABC News Online

February 09, 2017

Not Even Andrew Jackson Went as Far as Trump in Attacking the Courts

The former president was critical of Chief Justice John Marshall’s rulings. But it was on constitutional, rather than political or personal, grounds. An article by Jeffrey Rosen.

The Atlantic

February 09, 2017

Supreme Court Nominee Calls Trump’s Attacks on Judiciary ‘Demoralizing’

Jeffrey Rosen, the president of the National Constitution Center...said there was a rich history of presidents strongly criticizing judges on matters of law.

The New York Times

February 08, 2017

DOJ, States Argue Whether to Lift Suspension of Trump’s Travel Ban

"Essentially, these judges seemed quite willing to delve into the substantive constitutional as well as the statutory arguments."

All Things Considered NPR

February 07, 2017

Legal Challenges to Trump’s Actions Highlight Limits of Presidential Power

NPR'S Robert Siegel interviews Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, about Judge Robart's wording regarding whether the executive order on immigration is rational and grounded in facts.

All Things Considered NPR

February 07, 2017

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