Constitution Daily

Smart conversation from the National Constitution Center


Podcast: Will the President’s travel ban hold up in court?

May 18, 2017 By NCC Staff

Leah Litman of the University of California, Irvine, and Earl Maltz of Rutgers University discuss the latest legal developments and how the ban may ultimately fare at the Supreme Court.

New government report explores tension between religious liberty and civil rights

October 3, 2016 By Maggie Baldridge

The country is divided, and so is the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Podcast: Religious liberty and the Obamacare contraceptive mandate

March 31, 2016 By NCC Staff

Greg Lipper of Americans United for Separation of Church and State and Michael Moreland of Villanova University debate one of the most important Supreme Court cases of the term.

Podcast: The Constitution in the 2016 presidential primaries

February 11, 2016 By NCC Staff

Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute and Michael Dorf of Cornell University Law School discuss hot topics on the campaign trail, including citizenship, immigration, and gun control.

Podcast: The history and meaning of the Establishment Clause

December 17, 2015 By NCC Staff

In honor of the holiday season, Michael McConnell of Stanford Law School and Marci Hamilton of the Cardozo School of Law debate the history and contemporary application of the First Amendment's Establishment Clause.

Constitution Check: Do Obamacare rules do enough to protect religious employers?

October 15, 2015 By Lyle Denniston

Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, examines the core question that now surrounds the Affordable Care Act’s mandate for employers to provide birth-control services to their employees or, for colleges, to their students.

The ‘religious issue’: John F. Kennedy, Mitt Romney, and the role of faith in American politics

September 29, 2015 By Jonathan Stahl

Some presidential candidates want Pope Francis to stay out of American politics. Fifty-five years ago, another prominent Catholic confronted the tension between personal faith and public service.

Podcast: When religious liberty conflicts with LGBT rights, who wins?

September 24, 2015 By NCC Staff

Kristina Arriaga of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and Greg Lipper of Americans United for Separation of Church and State discuss the Kim Davis saga and two competing bills in Congress.

Defending the right to live according to one’s conscience

September 18, 2015 By Kristina Arriaga

In this commentary, Kristina Arriaga of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty urges us to protect the right of every American to live according to his or her deeply held religious beliefs.

Religious liberty at the Founding

September 15, 2015 By Douglas Laycock

In this commentary, Douglas Laycock of the University of Virginia School of Law says the Founding era can teach us about religious liberty, but it can't answer every question in our own times.

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