Constitution Daily

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Olmstead case was a watershed for Supreme Court

June 4, 2016 By NCC Staff

Today marks the 88th anniversary of the landmark Olmstead v. United States wiretapping case decided by the Supreme Court, which had a far-reaching impact still felt today.

Obama not the only beer-loving president in history

April 7, 2016 By NCC Staff

What does Barack Obama have in common with George Washington, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson? All four presidents will go down in history as loving their beer, as well as their country.

Philly bartenders' best Prohibition cocktails

March 15, 2013 By NCC Staff

Just in time for the weekend, here's a look at the winning recipes from the National Constitution Center's competition challenging Philadelphia mixologists to concoct the "Best '20s-Inspired Cocktail" in honor of the Center's acclaimed exhibition, American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition.

Pennsylvania to fight one of Prohibition’s last battles

January 30, 2013 By Scott Bomboy

The constitutional issue of Prohibition remains alive, in spirit, in Pennsylvania, but the commonwealth’s liquor control system might be under siege from the state’s governor.

The Klan’s indirect role in fostering the Jazz Age

November 28, 2012 By Scott Bomboy

In an interesting footnote in history, the Ku Klux Klan played an indirect role with a popular independent record company that played a much larger role in the growth of jazz music.

More states ponder legal marijuana as feds loom

November 27, 2012 By Scott Bomboy

The battle over the legal recreational use of marijuana may be headed to New England, as officials in Colorado and Washington wait to see how the federal government will react to their new pro-pot laws.

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