Constitution Daily

Smart conversation from the National Constitution Center


Gibbons v. Ogden: Defining Congress’ power under the Commerce Clause

March 2, 2019 By NCC Staff

On March 2, 1824, the Supreme Court ruled in Gibbons v. Ogden, holding that Congress may regulate interstate commerce.

What Would William Howard Taft Do About Facebook?

April 24, 2018 By Jeffrey Rosen

In conjunction with his new book on William Howard Taft, National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen examines how Taft would approach some of today’s biggest problems. In this post, Rosen looks at Taftian aspects of the Facebook controversy.

Book Preview:  William Howard Taft

March 19, 2018 By Jeffrey Rosen

In this preview from his new book on William Howard Taft, National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen looks at President Taft’s role in tariff controversies nearly 100 years ago.

Eminent domain still under fire

June 23, 2017 By NCC Staff

On June 23, 2005, the Supreme Court ruled in the controversial, landmark case of Kelo v. City of New London.

10 WPA posters that are Pinterest-worthy decades years later

May 6, 2017 By NCC Staff

The posters of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) inspired Americans in the 1930s and '40s—and 81 years later, their charm appeals to a new generation of Americans, particularly on Pinterest.

Podcast: Property rights at the Supreme Court

March 16, 2017 By NCC Staff

David Breemer of the Pacific Legal Foundation and John Echeverria of Vermont Law School discuss the issues in a big case about the Fifth Amendment's Takings Clause.

Supreme Court hears dispute over offensive trademarks and free speech

January 18, 2017 By Maggie Baldridge

Does the government have to register a trademark that appears to "disparage" a group of people?

Podcast: The future of the regulatory state

January 12, 2017 By NCC Staff

Gillian Metzger of Columbia University and David Bernstein of George Mason University explain how President Trump, Congress, and the courts may challenge the power of executive agencies.

Talk of new tariffs opens up an old constitutional issue

December 23, 2016 By NCC Staff

The news out of Washington this week of potential tariff actions by the Trump administration in January harks back to one of the big political and constitutional issues of a long-ago age.

Roosevelt, Brandeis, and the AT&T-Time Warner merger

November 17, 2016 By Chris Calabrese

It may be a long time before a final ruling on the controversial deal.

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