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Excerpt: America Is Living James Madison’s Nightmare

September 12, 2018 By Jeffrey Rosen

In this excerpt from The Atlantic’s October 2018 print edition, National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen looks at James Madison’s fear of mob rule and what Madison would think of democracy today.

What Would William Howard Taft Do About Facebook?

April 24, 2018 By Jeffrey Rosen

In conjunction with his new book on William Howard Taft, National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen examines how Taft would approach some of today’s biggest problems. In this post, Rosen looks at Taftian aspects of the Facebook controversy.

What Would William Howard Taft Do?

April 20, 2018 By Jeffrey Rosen

In conjunction with his new book on William Howard Taft, National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen examines how the late President and Chief Justice would approach some of today’s biggest legal and political problems.

Book Preview:  William Howard Taft

March 19, 2018 By Jeffrey Rosen

In this preview from his new book on William Howard Taft, National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen looks at President Taft’s role in tariff controversies nearly 100 years ago.

A liberal-conservative alliance on the Supreme Court against digital surveillance

December 1, 2017 By Jeffrey Rosen

In this piece from The Atlantic, National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen explains how the Supreme Court might have found common ground in asserting the relevance of the Fourth Amendment in the electronic age, in a cellphone privacy case.

Ask Lyle your questions for a special podcast

June 27, 2017 By Jeffrey Rosen

The Constitution Center will record a special episode of our We the People podcast on June 28, with Lyle Denniston to honor its 58-year career at the Court. If you have a question, send it along here.

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The 25th Amendment makes presidential disability a political question

May 23, 2017 By Jeffrey Rosen

In this excerpt from 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.

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James Comey and the definition of a ‘constitutional crisis’

May 12, 2017 By Jeffrey Rosen

Writing in The Atlantic, National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen explores various definitions of a constitutional crisis and how they help us understand President Trump's firing of the FBI director.

Andrew Jackson, Donald Trump and the courts

February 9, 2017 By Jeffrey Rosen

Writing in The Atlantic, National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen explains the difference in the attacks leveled on federal courts by Andrew Jackson and Donald Trump.

The Constitution is for all of us

October 21, 2016 By Jeffrey Rosen

National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen talks about a need for a commitment to nonpartisan constitutional education in our classrooms.

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