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U.S. policy on transgender rights blocked nationwide

August 22, 2016 By Lyle Denniston

Ruling that the Obama administration has violated federal laws against sex bias in education, a federal judge in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sunday night issued a sweeping, nationwide order against the policy on the rights of transgender students.

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.

Constitution Check: Is Section 3 of the Voting Rights Act a dead letter?

August 9, 2016 By Lyle Denniston

Constitution Daily Supreme Court correspondent Lyle Denniston explains why a little-used section of the Voting Rights Act may not have much, if any, impact on federal voter identification lawsuits.

Happy Birthday, Civil Rights Act

July 2, 2016 By NCC Staff

On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. The landmark law was a turning point in American history, as it addressed discrimination and segregation on a national level.

How colleges investigate sexual assault on campus

June 16, 2016 By Lana Ulrich

Growing attention to the problem of sexual assault on college campuses has raised interesting constitutional concerns.

The Orlando shooting and the Constitution

June 13, 2016 By NCC Staff

In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, leaders on both sides of the aisle are calling for action. Here’s what you need to know.

Constitution Check: Is the transgender rights case a big test for the bureaucracy?

June 10, 2016 By Lyle Denniston

Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center's constitutional literacy adviser, looks at how a new case involving a transgender student heading toward the Supreme Court is shaping up as a significant test of judicial deference to bureaucratic views.

John Lewis to receive 2016 Liberty Medal

June 2, 2016 By NCC Staff

The National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal will be awarded to United States Representative John Lewis during the 28th Annual Liberty Medal Ceremony on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 7 p.m.

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.

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