Constitution Daily

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John Bingham: One of America’s forgotten “Second Founders”

July 9, 2018 By Tom Donnelly

Although forgotten by most Americans, John Bingham is one of the most important figures in American constitutional history. Indeed, Justice Hugo Black called him the “Madison . . . of the Fourteenth Amendment.” And so he was.

The 13th Amendment turns 150

September 18, 2015 By Tom Donnelly

In this commentary, Tom Donnelly of the Constitutional Accountability Center calls us to remember the constitutional achievements of Abraham Lincoln and his generation.

What if? The Lincoln Assassination 150 Years later

April 14, 2015 By Tom Donnelly

In this commentary, the Constitutional Accountability Center's Tom Donnelly says our leaders would do well to look to Abraham Lincoln by staying true to our Founding principles, while also learning the lessons of lived experience and political battle.

Six reasons why the Greenhouse Gas cases are worth watching

February 19, 2014 By Tom Donnelly

In the commentary, Tom Donnelly from the Constitutional Accountability Center looks two environmental cases in front of the Supreme Court this term that could have big implications for the Clean Air Act.

Six reasons why EME Homer is a case worth watching

December 6, 2013 By Tom Donnelly

The Supreme Court hears argument next Tuesday in EPA v. EME Homer City Generation – a case that offers everything a Supreme Court junkie could ask for.

Constitutional law as soap opera: Bond v. United States

November 5, 2013 By Tom Donnelly

Tom Donnelly from the Constitutional Accountability Center says conservatives want the Roberts Court to turn a domestic dispute decision from an interesting-but-far-from-historic statutory case into a monumental constitutional one.

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