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14th Amendment

An anniversary for the Missouri controversial compromise

March 3, 2017 By NCC Staff

On March 3, 1820, Congress approved the Missouri compromise, a law that maintained a balance in the Senate between free and slave states. The pact only lasted 24 years, and its elimination was one of the contributing factors that led to the Civil War.

Trump team to change transgender policy

February 22, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s Supreme Court correspondent, explains the Trump administration’s policy change about transgendered students and how courts play an important role in the issue.

Podcast: President Trump's immigration order: Is it legal?

February 2, 2017 By NCC Staff

Peter Spiro of Temple University and Anil Kalhan of Drexel University explore the best arguments for and against the President's controversial action on refugees and international travel.

Podcast: The Fourteenth Amendment and equality under the law

November 3, 2016 By NCC Staff

Elizabeth Wydra of the Constitutional Accountability Center and Earl Maltz of Rutgers University discuss how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump approach abortion, same-sex marriage, affirmative action, and more.

Supreme Court to hear racial gerrymandering cases

October 13, 2016 By Chris Calabrese

States have to comply with the Voting Rights Act. So how much can they consider race in redistricting?

Constitution Check: Could Roe v. Wade be overruled without amending the Constitution?

September 28, 2016 By Lyle Denniston

Lyle Denniston, Constitution Daily’s Supreme Court correspondent, looks at an argument supported by Rand Paul in a proposed Senate bill that seeks to use the 14th Amendment as a way to end abortion without enacting a constitutional amendment.

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.

U.S. opposes delay of North Carolina voting rights ruling

August 26, 2016 By Lyle Denniston

Arguing that North Carolina officials are well on their way toward fully carrying out a federal appeals court ruling that nullified five state restrictions on voting rights, the Obama administration and advocacy groups urged the Supreme Court on Thursday to leave the lower court ruling intact.

Constitution Check: When unmarried couples split, who gets their property?

August 24, 2016 By Lyle Denniston

National Constitution Center Supreme Court correspondent Lyle Denniston looks at a new equality pursuit that may wind up at the Supreme Court, involving due process and unmarried couples.

Podcast: Voting rights in the courts

August 11, 2016 By NCC Staff

Hans von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation and Wendy Weiser of the Brennan Center for Justice explore recent court rulings on the right to vote in America.

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