Constitution Daily

Smart conversation from the National Constitution Center

Constitution Check: Is the Supreme Court showing a political bias?

June 26, 2012 By Lyle Denniston

Lyle Denniston looks at claims that the nine Supreme Court justices aren't making decisions independent of political parties.

The issue isn’t the electoral college, but close elections

June 26, 2012 By Lara Brown

Villanova University’s Lara Brown says the Electoral College could be in play again this November, and explains why it might still be the best system out there for picking a president.

Legal doctrine, social change and the path of civil rights progress

June 20, 2012 By Abigail Perkiss

Abigail Perkiss from Kean University looks back at Lawrence v. Texas, the Supreme Court decision that invalidates laws barring a Texas law that prohibited sexual acts between same sex couples.

A father, a son, and a game called baseball

June 17, 2012 By Michael Simzak

Mike Simzak looks at the link between Father's Day and baseball in his family.

The Supreme Court in the Hatfield-McCoy feud

May 29, 2012 By Scott Bomboy

The deadly feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys, which was set off with a dispute over a hog, was partially settled by a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1888.

The Constitution’s 225th Anniversary is a call to action

January 19, 2012 By David Eisner

As the power and status of the United States has increased in the 225 years since the Constitution was signed, what’s at stake every four years has only risen.

Is the Defense of Marriage Act constitutional?

February 16, 2011 By Geoffrey R. Stone

What does the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment mean, and should it be interpreted to protect gays and lesbians from discrimination, as it protects African-Americans, ethnic minorities and women?

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