Constitution Daily

Smart conversation from the National Constitution Center

On This Day: The first Federalist Paper is published

October 27, 2017 By Lana Ulrich

On October 27, 1787, the first of the Federalist Papers is published in support of the newly signed Constitution.

Legal issues involved in the Trump immigration travel order

April 10, 2017 By Lana Ulrich

Associate in-house counsel Lana Ulrich breaks down the history of the Trump immigration order saga and the different legal points it faces in the coming weeks.

Donald Trump and the history of tariffs and trade

January 18, 2017 By Lana Ulrich

The incoming Trump administration will focus on tariffs and trade, and a brief review of their history might help to put Trump’s tariff proposals in perspective.

The constitutional debates over the military prison at Guantánamo Bay

September 9, 2016 By Lana Ulrich

Gitmo remains a constitutional and political enigma, and its end is not quite yet in sight.

Defining presidential candidates and true constitutional crises

July 22, 2016 By Lana Ulrich

Lana Ulrich, associate in-house counsel at the National Constitution Center, looks at claims that presidential candidates can cause a constitutional crisis if elected - and what a true constitutional crisis actually means.

Climate change in the courts: Big Oil and Big Tobacco

July 15, 2016 By Lana Ulrich

State officials say fossil fuel companies are defrauding the public. But in their zeal to win, are they violating constitutional rights?

How colleges investigate sexual assault on campus

June 16, 2016 By Lana Ulrich

Growing attention to the problem of sexual assault on college campuses has raised interesting constitutional concerns.

Tracking the controversy over Judge Garland’s nomination

May 27, 2016 By Lana Ulrich

Lana Ulrich, associate in-house counsel at the National Constitution Center, looks at the recent comments from legal experts about the impasse and ongoing controversy surrounding Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination.

Explaining bathroom bills, transgender rights, and equal protection

May 6, 2016 By Lana Ulrich

Lana Ulrich, associate in-house counsel at the National Constitution Center, looks at the detailed arguments in the debate over transgendered persons, laws that determine how they can access public bathrooms, and issues about privacy rights.

Can you be punished for refusing to take a breath alcohol test?

April 20, 2016 By Lana Ulrich

This morning, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Birchfield v. North Dakota, a case about the right of citizens to refuse a breath alcohol test.

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