Constitution Daily

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Was Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation the first Executive Order?

November 23, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

This Thursday, Americans celebrate a Thanksgiving holiday that has its roots in colonial traditions. But was that holiday actually created by the first executive order issued by a President?

Podcast: The future of digital privacy

November 22, 2017 By NCC Staff

Alex Abdo of the Knight First Amendment Institute and Orin Kerr of George Washington Law debate whether warrantless searches and seizures of cellphone records violate the Fourth Amendment.

Judge issues new ruling against military transgender ban

November 22, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

Criticizing President Trump for making a major policy shift by a tweet, a federal trial judge in Maryland became the second one in recent weeks to block the government’s planned ban on transgender people from the nation’s military services.

How JFK’s assassination led to a constitutional amendment

November 22, 2017 By NCC Staff

President John F. Kennedy’s death on November 22, 1963 traumatized a nation and led a united Congress to make a key constitutional change, in the form of the 25th amendment.

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