Constitution Daily

Smart conversation from the National Constitution Center

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.

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.

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.

Before Obergefell, there was Goodridge: The birth of same-sex marriage in America

May 17, 2016 By Nicandro Iannacci

On May 17, 2004, Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex marriage.

The Brown decision's legacy: Still under review

May 17, 2016 By Nicandro Iannacci

On the 62nd anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision that started the end of segregation, one leading academic says conservatives and liberals today are missing a key point about the ruling.

Felons and the right to vote

May 2, 2016 By Nicandro Iannacci

On April 22, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe ordered the restoration of voting rights for more than 200,000 citizens with past criminal convictions, drawing attention to a growing national issue.

Henry Clay, the great compromiser

April 12, 2016 By Nicandro Iannacci

On April 12, 1777, the Kentucky politician Henry Clay was born. His remarkable career included a long stint as Speaker of the House and several failed presidential campaigns.

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