Constitution Daily

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What would a Nixon impeachment trial have looked like?

July 28, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

On July 28, 1974, the House Judiciary Committee passed the first of three impeachment articles against President Richard Nixon. Although a final House vote never took place along with a Senate trial, plans were being made for these events.

Podcast: Jeffrey Rosen at the Chautauqua Institution

July 27, 2017 By NCC Staff

In a special We The People podcast event, National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen talks about the importance of the Supreme Court’s future at the famed Chautauqua Institution.

Supreme Court decision could hinder Trump recess appointments

July 27, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

Could President Donald Trump use his constitutional recess appointment powers to replace a Cabinet official? That seems to be the question of the day, but it may have already been answered by a 2014 Supreme Court decision.

Trump team: Federal law does not protect gay rights in workplace

July 27, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

Taking its first official stand on the issue, the Trump Administration argued in a federal court Wednesday that a 1964 civil rights law does not protect gays, lesbians and transgender people from discrimination in the workplace.  By implication, the position also suggests that the government will not support equal rights under a 1972 law on equality in education programs for LGBT people.

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Happy 228th birthday to the Department of State

July 27, 2017 By NCC Staff

On July 27, 1789, Congress created the State Department, which became an important part of the Executive Branch established under the new Constitution.

Chief Justice Roberts opines on technology, politics and the Supreme Court

July 26, 2017 By NCC Staff

During a one-hour interview on Wednesday in New Zealand, Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts offered some candid thoughts about technology’s impact on potential new cases heading to the Supreme Court.

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Attorney General removals rare, but not unprecedented

July 26, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

The apparent conflict between President Donald Trump and his Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, has led to speculation that Sessions could be leaving his position soon. Such an action would be unprecedented if Sessions were actually fired, but there have been several occasions where past Attorneys General left office under pressure.

Marking the anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act

July 26, 2017 By NCC Staff

On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans With Disabilities Act, a landmark law made possible by one pioneering activist.

10 fascinating facts on the Postal Service’s birthday

July 26, 2017 By NCC Staff

On July 26, 1775, the Continental Congress created the Post Office, naming Benjamin Franklin as the first Postmaster General. Here’s a look at 10 fascinating facts about a unique American institution.

Video: Sidney Blumenthal and the political life of Lincoln, 1849-1856

July 25, 2017 By NCC Staff

Sidney Blumenthal, author of Wrestling With His Angel, brings Abraham Lincoln from the wilderness to the peak of his career as he takes control of the nation’s most profound spiritual crisis — slavery — and enters the battle for the nation’s soul.

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