Constitution Daily

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On This Day:  You have a right to an attorney

March 18, 2018 By NCC Staff

It was on this day in 1963 that the Supreme Court handed down the Gideon decision, which guaranteed the rights of the accused to have a public defender in court.

A salute to the four Founding Fathers born in Ireland

March 17, 2018 By NCC Staff

When the Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia in 1787, half of its foreign-born delegates were born in Ireland. For St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a look at these mostly forgotten figures.

Public school student free speech: A primer

March 16, 2018 By Scott Bomboy

Organized protests this week at public secondary and high schools related to the Parkland shooting have raised several constitutional issues about student actions at schools. So how are group protests by students limited under the Constitution?

George Washington calms down the Newburgh Conspiracy

March 16, 2018 By Ugonna Eze

This week marks the anniversary of an important early event in our Republic’s history: a potential military uprising defused by George Washington.

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