As part of a continuing series this summer, Constitution Daily looks at Vice Presidential selections that had an impact on the Constitution. Today, the Vice President who famously argued for state nullification of federal laws: John C. Calhoun.
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.
Douglas Berman of The Ohio State University and Randy Barnett of Georgetown University explore the constitutional issues at stake in the regulation and legalization of marijuana.
The upcoming Republican state convention in Texas may consider the topic of the state's secession from the United States. Here's a look at what practical and constitutional barriers would prevent that.
Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, answers listener questions about citizenship, gun rights, same-sex marriage, and more.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at a debate over states’ rights and Obama administration’s ambitious efforts to protect the environment from carbon pollution.
Local self-governance is a proud American tradition. But in dire circumstances, cities face the dramatic option of ending their existence altogether.
While no federal candidates were up for election, voters in some states had the opportunity to approve or reject interesting ballot initiatives and referenda.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the ramifications of a call from a law professors and lawyers group for states to ignore the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the potential broad impact of the recent Voting Rights Act decision in Texas.