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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.

Constitution Center CEO gets mention during Gorsuch’s hearing

March 21, 2017 By NCC Staff

Among Senate Judiciary chair Chuck Grassley’s remarks on Tuesday morning at Neil Gorsuch’s nomination hearing was a brief mention of National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen.

On This Day:  You have a right to an attorney

March 18, 2017 By NCC Staff

It was on this day in 1963 that the Supreme Court handed down the Gideon decision, which guaranteed the rights of the accused to have a public defender in court.

10 fascinating facts about Grover Cleveland, the only double President

March 18, 2017 By NCC Staff

Grover Cleveland stands alone in American history as the only President to serve non-consecutive terms. On the anniversary of his birth, here’s a look at one of most fascinating White House occupants.

What to expect at Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearings

March 17, 2017 By NCC Staff

On Monday, the Senate will start several days of hearings involving Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. Here is a quick overview of what to expect.

A salute to the four Founding Fathers born in Ireland

March 17, 2017 By NCC Staff

When the Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia in 1787, half of its foreign-born delegates were born in Ireland. For St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a look at these mostly forgotten figures.

Podcast: Property rights at the Supreme Court

March 16, 2017 By NCC Staff

David Breemer of the Pacific Legal Foundation and John Echeverria of Vermont Law School discuss the issues in a big case about the Fifth Amendment's Takings Clause.

10 birthday facts about President Andrew Jackson

March 15, 2017 By NCC Staff

Andrew Jackson, the seventh president, has a birthday today. But how much do you know about one of the most controversial presidents?

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