Constitution Daily

Smart conversation from the National Constitution Center

‘Ask Jeff’ about the Constitution

May 18, 2017 By NCC Staff

Send your questions to Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen by May 29 and he'll answer them in a future podcast episode.

Podcast: Will the President’s travel ban hold up in court?

May 18, 2017 By NCC Staff

Leah Litman of the University of California, Irvine, and Earl Maltz of Rutgers University discuss the latest legal developments and how the ban may ultimately fare at the Supreme Court.

Video: Carol Berkin on the 1790s and American Nationalism

May 18, 2017 By NCC Staff

Carol Berkin, professor of history at City University of New York, discusses how the Founders navigated the nation through four major crises and caused the first stirrings of American nationalism.

Plessy’s place in the list of worst Supreme Court decisions

May 18, 2017 By NCC Staff

On May 18, 1896, the Supreme Court’s Plessy v. Ferguson decision upheld the legality of racial segregation in America. Plessy was later overturned, and it holds a controversial place in the Court’s legacy.

On this day, the Supreme Court rules against segregation

May 17, 2017 By NCC Staff

The decision of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka on May 17, 1954 is perhaps the most famous of all modern Supreme Court cases, as it started the process of ending racial segregation. It overturned the equally far-reaching decision of Plessy v. Ferguson in 1896.

Video: David Horowitz on President Trump’s agenda

May 16, 2017 By NCC Staff

David Horowitz, one of the nation’s foremost conservative commentators and a mentor to many of Donald Trump’s key advisers, unveils his new book, Big Agenda — an assessment of the challenges the new president faces and a road map for an agenda that addresses them.

The man whose impeachment vote saved Andrew Johnson

May 16, 2017 By NCC Staff

After being impeached, President Andrew Johnson survived his 1868 Senate trial by just one vote. And to this day, how that vote was cast remains shrouded in controversy.

Policing and The Cloud

May 15, 2017 By NCC Staff

In this excerpt from our new Digital Privacy initiative, Christopher Slobogin from Vanderbilt Law School explores how best to construct legal approaches that will allow the government to harness The Cloud’s investigative potential, while also limiting the opportunities for government abuses.

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How Philly lost the nation’s capital to Washington

May 15, 2017 By NCC Staff

Philadelphia was the early capital of the United States after the Constitution was ratified, but on May 14, 1800, the nation’s capital moved to Washington. So who was behind the deal that changed the face of American government?

Frontiero v. Richardson: A landmark case for gender equality

May 14, 2017 By NCC Staff

On May 14, 1973, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Frontiero v. Richardson, a case that furthered the cause of gender equality within the U.S. military and, indeed, the United States.

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