Constitution Daily

Smart conversation from the National Constitution Center

Podcast: Privacy, equality, and transgender students

March 30, 2017 By NCC Staff

Alexandra Brodksy of the National Women's Law Center and Gary McCaleb of the Alliance Defending Freedom discuss whether Title IX or the Constitution bans discrimination on the basis of gender identity.

Federal judge extends national ban on Trump immigration order

March 30, 2017 By NCC Staff

U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson has extended a national ban pertaining to the Trump administration’s latest immigration executive order, likely sending the case to the full Ninth Circuit for consideration.

The Alaska purchase: Folly or good fortune?

March 30, 2017 By NCC Staff

On this day in 1867, United States Secretary of State William Seward signed a deal acquiring Alaska, an agreement that was ridiculed by some as “Seward’s Folly” and opposed in the House.

A controversial President who established presidential succession

March 29, 2017 By NCC Staff

On the 227th birthday of John Tyler, Constitution Daily looks back at the legacy of a most unusual President who established the concept of presidential succession and eventually was elected to the Confederate Congress.

The most obscure Constitutional Amendment?

March 29, 2017 By NCC Staff

On March 29, 1961, Ohio and Kansas voted to ratify the Constitution’s 23rd Amendment. Today, that amendment remains obscure and still controversial to a small, but critical, group of Americans.

Podcast: The Gorsuch hearings and the future of the Constitution

March 24, 2017 By NCC Staff

Michael Ramsey from the University of San Diego School of Law and Eric Segall from the Georgia State University School of Law discuss the Neil Gorsuch nomination hearings.

Where does the Gorsuch nomination process go next?

March 24, 2017 By NCC Staff

After four days of hearings, the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch is set to move through the Senate in the next few weeks. There are two big questions that will be addressed in very short order.

Gorsuch testimony concluding amid ironic Supreme Court decision

March 22, 2017 By NCC Staff

On the same day Neil Gorsuch started to end his Senate testimony, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision that overruled a case based in part on a 2008 ruling made by Gorsuch.

Gorsuch mentions Constitution Center during testimony

March 22, 2017 By NCC Staff

During an exchange with Senator Ben Sasse on Wednesday, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch spoke about the importance of the Founders and the environment in which they wrote the Constitution in Philadelphia as keys to understanding that document’s enduring strength.

The seeds of Revolution: The Stamp Act protests in Boston

March 22, 2017 By NCC Staff

It was 252 years ago today that the British Parliament signed the Stamp Act, a move that lit the fuse for a revolution in the American colonies that burned for a decade.

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