Constitution Daily

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Happy birthday, 20th and 24th Amendments

January 23, 2019 By NCC Staff

Today we celebrate the ratification of not one, but two constitutional amendments: the 20th Amendment (ratified January 23, 1933) and the 24th Amendment (ratified January 23, 1964). Here's what you need to know.

An ambitious – and hesitant – day at the Supreme Court

January 22, 2019 By Lyle Denniston

Alone among America’s federal courts, the one at the top of the hierarchy has very wide discretion on what it decides, and when. That was a vivid reality on Tuesday, the last day for the Supreme Court to finish out the plans for decisions this term, or else opt to leave much for later.

Government can enforce transgender-in-military limits

January 22, 2019 By Lyle Denniston

Giving the Trump Administration its second major victory in recent months for a highly controversial public policy, a deeply divided Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for enforcement of a far-reaching restriction on military service by transgender people. 

Justices consider expanding gun rights

January 22, 2019 By Lyle Denniston

For the first time since it gave broad new constitutional protection to individuals’ gun rights more than a decade ago, the Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to consider expanding those rights outside of one’s own home. 

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