Constitution Daily

Smart conversation from the National Constitution Center


On this day, the Statue of Liberty arrives in America

June 17, 2019 By NCC Staff

It’s hard to imagine America without the Statue of Liberty, but the icon of freedom didn’t make its first full appearance in New York until June 17, 1885.

Philadelphia latest to file sanctuary city lawsuit against Justice Department

August 30, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

Another city is suing the Trump administration over its policy of linking policing grants to compliance with an executive order about sanctuary cities.

Drive to split Ninth Circuit faces an uncertain future

August 29, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

Last week, Senator Jeff Flake hosted public hearings to debate breaking up the largest country’s federal judicial region. But the often-discussed division of the Ninth Circuit is opposed by some legal groups and would be a rarity.

James Comey and the definition of a ‘constitutional crisis’

May 12, 2017 By Jeffrey Rosen

Writing in The Atlantic, National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen explores various definitions of a constitutional crisis and how they help us understand President Trump's firing of the FBI director.

Podcast EXTRA: Is the firing of James Comey a constitutional crisis?

May 11, 2017 By NCC Staff

Josh Blackman of the South Texas College of Law in Houston and David Cole of the American Civil Liberties Union discuss what President Trump's firing of the FBI director means for our constitutional system.

Remembering Janet Reno, the first woman to serve as U.S. Attorney General

March 11, 2017 By Maggie Baldridge

On March 11, 1993, Reno was confirmed by the Senate, leading to the second-longest tenure in U.S. history.

Andrew Jackson, Donald Trump and the courts

February 9, 2017 By Jeffrey Rosen

Writing in The Atlantic, National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen explains the difference in the attacks leveled on federal courts by Andrew Jackson and Donald Trump.

Gorsuch comments would add new dimension to Trump dispute

February 8, 2017 By NCC Staff

Comments attributed to Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch criticizing President Donald Trump’s attacks on federal judges are adding a new angle to the drama over Trump's immigration executive order – and Gorsuch’s nomination.

The Ninth Circuit faces uncertain future as immigration case looms

February 7, 2017 By NCC Staff

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is getting a lot of attention these days in the battle over President Trump’s immigration executive order. But the court soon could be split up into two courts, if some lawmakers have their way.

The Nuremberg trials, 70 years later

November 5, 2016 By Maggie Baldridge

A look back at "one of the most significant tributes that Power has ever paid to Reason."

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