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Happy birthday, 27th Amendment!

May 7, 2016 By NCC Staff

Today we celebrate the 24th anniversary of the 27th Amendment's ratification. Here’s what you need to know.

Constitution Check: Is the “Roberts Court” driven by politics?

April 5, 2012 By Lyle Denniston

James Madison’s concept of the separation of powers of the national government has always been thought to be a stroke of genius because it guaranteed a good deal of independence of the three major branches so that they could check each other, to prevent tyranny.

The secret life of the Commerce Clause

April 4, 2012 By Carl Cecere

The want of a central authority over commercial affairs was one of the major weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, and a central animating purpose behind the Constitutional Convention that convened in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787.

Constitutional Astrology: Presidential Pisceans

February 28, 2012 By Sayeh Hormozi

As this year's erratic winter temperatures give way to March and the warmth of spring, Pisces's malleable nature is thriving.

225 years of constitutional history

January 18, 2012 By Christopher Munden

The Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787, so 2012 marks the 225th anniversary of this remarkable document.

Patrick Henry, Tea Party prophet?

December 1, 2011 By Thomas S. Kidd

Antifederalists worried that once set in motion, the government would eventually grow to heights of nearly uncontrollable scope.

7 quotes from the Federalist Papers for you to use, whatever your political persuasion

October 27, 2011 By Paige Scofield

The Federalist Papers provide insight into divisive topics facing presidential candidates on the campaign trail.

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