Constitution Daily

Smart conversation from the National Constitution Center

Tinker v. Des Moines: Protecting student free speech

February 24, 2017 By Nicandro Iannacci

On February 24, 1969, the Supreme Court ruled that students at school retain their First Amendment right to free speech.

As Obama exits and Trump enters, what does George Washington have to say?

January 10, 2017 By Nicandro Iannacci

Seven lessons from America's first President.

‘Nothing less than a miracle’: The Constitution and the peaceful transition of power

October 21, 2016 By Nicandro Iannacci

Our constitutional system endures because we accept its results.

California teacher tenure survives, but challengers persist

August 29, 2016 By Nicandro Iannacci

A high-profile legal challenge to teacher employment statutes in the state of California ended last week at the state’s highest court when a 4-3 majority declined to review the case.

Does the separation of powers need a rewrite?

August 22, 2016 By Nicandro Iannacci

One prominent legal scholar offers a “friendly amendment” to Justice Robert Jackson’s famous concurrence in Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer.

Hugo Black, unabashed partisan for the Constitution

August 12, 2016 By Nicandro Iannacci

On August 12, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated then-Senator Hugo Black of Alabama to the Supreme Court.

Donald Trump names Indiana Governor Mike Pence as running mate

July 15, 2016 By Nicandro Iannacci

The real estate mogul took to Twitter and made the vice presidential announcement after leaked news reports and a tragedy in France upended campaign plans.

10 fascinating facts about John Quincy Adams for his 249th birthday

July 11, 2016 By Nicandro Iannacci

Though he served for only one term, the scion of John and Abigail Adams left an indelible mark on American history.

Recalling the Supreme Court's historic statement on contraception and privacy

June 7, 2016 By Nicandro Iannacci

It was 51 years ago today that the Supreme Court ruled in a landmark case about contraception use by married couples that laid the groundwork for a constitutional “right to privacy” in the United States.

Sonia Sotomayor, the 'People's Justice'

May 26, 2016 By Nicandro Iannacci

On May 26, 2009, President Barack Obama nominated then-Judge Sonia Sotomayor to replace Justice David Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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