Constitution Daily

Smart conversation from the National Constitution Center

Podcast: The Supreme Court considers the travel ban case

April 26, 2018 By NCC Staff

Josh Blackman and Joshua Matz join National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen to discuss Supreme Court arguments in the Trump v. Hawaii travel ban case.

Key issue on immigration: Is the “ban” really a ban?

April 25, 2018 By Lyle Denniston

In a period of about 20 weeks, a total of 430 travelers have been allowed to enter the U.S. from the Muslim nations on the terrorist risk list that the Trump Administration and his aides created under his strict immigration policy.  And one nation was recently dropped off of that list.  The Supreme Court explored on Wednesday whether those two facts are enough to prove that President Trump has not imposed a flat ban on Muslims coming to America.

On this day, Supreme Court Justice William Brennan is born

April 25, 2018 By NCC Staff

On April 25, 1906, future Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan was born in New Jersey. During his nearly 34 years at the Court, Brennan wrote the second-most opinions in the Court’s history, including several landmark majority writings.

President Trump, immigration and the Supreme Court’s options

April 24, 2018 By Lyle Denniston

Not since President Harry Truman 66 years ago was denied the power to seize control of an industry vital to waging war has the Supreme Court faced a constitutional test of the Chief Executive’s authority as crucial as the one it takes up on Wednesday.  

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.

Discover 10 treasures from the Library of Congress

April 24, 2018 By NCC Staff

Since its establishment on April 24, 1800, the Library of Congress has grown to become the largest library in the world, with more than 155.3 million items in its holdings. Here’s a look at 10 of the most fascinating pieces.

James Buchanan’s troubled legacy as President

April 23, 2018 By Akhil Amar

April 23 marks the birthday of James Buchanan, the man regarded by many historians as one of the worst presidents of all time. So what did Buchanan do to earn the disrespect of so many people?

Court’s last week of arguments features travel ban, voting cases

April 23, 2018 By NCC Staff

The last scheduled week of arguments in the Supreme Court’s current term features the high-profile Trump travel-ban case and yet another case about discrimination against voters.

The day when America moved toward becoming a global power

April 21, 2018 By NCC Staff

On April 21, 1898, Spain broke off diplomatic relations with the United States in a long-simmering dispute over Cuba. The brief war that followed would have permanent implications for American foreign policy, and push the formerly isolationist power on to the global stage.

What Would William Howard Taft Do?

April 20, 2018 By Jeffrey Rosen

In conjunction with his new book on William Howard Taft, National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen examines how the late President and Chief Justice would approach some of today’s biggest legal and political problems.

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